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How is Facebook is recommending friends I know... from a fresh account???

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Troshi, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

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    After having most of the accounts I've purchased through providers for my FBDominator journey be banned almost instantly, I'm trying to manual route.

    I've been visiting a friend in a different U.S. state that where I live. I used this opportunity to make a fresh Facebook account at a local coffee shop.
    • I created a fresh MultiloginApp profile and just used the coffee shop's IP (no proxy).
    • I created a fresh @hotmail email and registered a fresh FB account with said hotmail.
    • Then I liked several local pages, filled out profile details correlating to the state I'm in.
    Two days later, I log-in to the account from my friend's apartment (still using the same MultiloginApp browser) and start browsing FB. Over half the friends that are being suggested are from the University I went to in a completely different state. Absolutely nothing about the profile suggests it should be associated with these people.

    How the hell is Facebook doing this? The only thing I can think is that it associated the 2nd IP I used with my friend's FB account that would have known those people.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. cosmo89

    cosmo89 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Would love to see some expert comments....
     
  3. assoumahmad

    assoumahmad Regular Member

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    Also wondering the same thing...
     
  4. cocoholo

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    if you took the time to, say, fill in previously used phone number for example, fb knows you
     
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    Phone number.
     
  6. honestIM

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    Hi, as you have mentioned that you have logged in from your friend's apartment IP address,I presume that you have previously used the same IP (or close proximity to the IP) for accessing your older facebook accounts.

    Facebook detects this same IP and recommend friends that you might know potentially. Facebook stores all IPs log and related friends database. Example, Facebook from Sherry using IP 123.123.123 and then later on Cherry uses the same IP to access her facebook account.

    There is a complex math formula to link these two facebook accounts using parameters such as address entered, primary school attended, etc and up to three level deep of friendship to find possible correlation. And once a pattern is discovered, it is stored into the cloud database of Facebook and become property of Facebook which they will use to identify spammer and sell advertising services.

    Don't believe me? Try registering a new facebook account in a different country. You will see recommendation of friends that you have never see before.The exact science behind this will require someone from MIT to explain further (any member here from MIT?)
     
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    Facebook tabbed you. Better go off grid.
     
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    Cookies?
     
  10. honestIM

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    Not cookies but a combi of browser finger prints and IPs. As well as other data that you feed to your profile. Facebook is more than capable to trace due to the enormous amount of data that they held from all the users. The power of big data mining.
     
  11. Troshi

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    Nope, no phone number included.
    You know what you're talking about. Great answer. I assumed it was this, but its pretty freaky since this was the 3rd IP visited by the account. If I had registered the account on the IP, I would understand, but its a bit of a shock to see all those recommendations immediately pop up from an account registered 8 states away in a coffee shop...

    I guess the question to consider now is, do these associations risk the account being compromised?

    A clean MultiLoginApp browser is clean of cookies/history/etc.
     
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    Yes this is the problem with Facebook now as it is holding on to too much data. Imagine if a hacker group get hold of these data or NSA. Scary isn't it? The big issue here is that Facebook tracks your IP even when you are purely using and not doing account creation. I think Google is doing this as well since they offer location based GPS service on android.
     
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    Phone number, ip etc
     
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    FB has a complex algorithm running on backend, try to avoid leaving any fingerprint, this can come from cookies, ip adress, phone number, email adress, if you ask someone that works at FB they will tell you the same.

    Try this:
    New name and info
    New phone number
    New computer or VPS
    Don't like the sames pages
    Different browser
    Different ip adress (VPS, vpn, hotel wifi, airport, mcdonalds...)

    That should work.
     
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