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Evildead666
30th September 2011, 06:37
The Forbes article linked below is worth the read, it gives you an example of Two anonymous Europeans, and what data was collected and stored by Facebook.

http://www.gizmodo.fr/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ea83e08059fd271293365560edd6d795.jpg

Image from here : (In French) http://www.gizmodo.fr/2011/09/29/facebook-vous-agace-rendez-lui-la-pareille.html

In English on Gawker :
http://gawker.com/5844760/how-to-annoy-facebook

or Forbes here : http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/09/27/facebook-keeps-a-history-of-everyone-who-has-ever-poked-you-along-with-a-lot-of-other-data/

This shows you the steps to get your data sent to you on a CD. ;)

Link to Step 1 - Facebook Contact Site : https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=data_requests

Seems to be mostly for European Users, but Quebecois apparently have a law also:

1991, c. 64, a. 38.

LIVRE PREMIER
DES PERSONNES

TITRE DEUXIÈME
DE CERTAINS DROITS DE LA PERSONNALITÉ

CHAPITRE TROISIÈME
DU RESPECT DE LA RÉPUTATION ET DE LA VIE PRIVÉE

38. Sous réserve des autres dispositions de la loi, toute personne peut, gratuitement, consulter et faire rectifier un dossier qu'une autre personne détient sur elle soit pour prendre une décision a son égard, soit pour informer un tiers; elle peut aussi le faire reproduire, moyennant des frais raisonnables. Les renseignements contenus dans le dossier doivent être accessibles dans une transcription intelligible.

cjolley
30th September 2011, 07:11
I know what facebook has about me.
Nothing. :D

Umfriend
30th September 2011, 07:38
I'm not on facebook either but I am not confident they've got nothng on me.

VJ
30th September 2011, 08:12
You would be surprised...
I also thought there was nothing on me on Facebook, but apparently people can indicate friends that are not on Facebook (i.e. via email address). And it links all the ones that list the same email address.
When I joined, I discovered that it already knew my some of my friends and already made a good suggestion of other people I might know. And that was immediately after registering.

cjolley
30th September 2011, 09:47
You know,that is true. I've gotten friend requests before.
So I guess they might have my name and an email address.
Though, I've never gotten an email from them. I have had facebook.com blocked by our router for years. Maybe that explains it.

The facebook thing that puzzles me the most are people who act offended when I don't friend them even though I explain that I can't because I don't have an account. :ermm: