In her opinion, a privacy setting that says “Only me” attached to her phone number meant it shouldn’t be shared with any of her Facebook friends – and certainly should not accessible by me, as I’m not even one of her online friends. Or picture meeting someone at a party and giving them your phone number – and not realising that you were also potentially sharing your full name and other contact information.
And yet, if I entered her phone number into Facebook it would instantly tell me that she owned the number. You can probably dream up other privacy concerns of your own about this Facebook “feature”.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
If you use Facebook, your phone number may not be as private as you think.
A way in which Facebook privacy can be abused has come to light that will shock many users, but that the social network itself seems to consider a deliberate feature.
It should be your choice as to whether your phone number is connected with your Facebook profile, and whether someone can use one to find the other.
Even if you altered your privacy settings to ensure that your phone number is only visible to you, other people can still use it to look you up.
Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.