The creepy way Facebook uses GPS to suggest friends

The Creepy Way Facebook Uses GPS To Suggest Friends

For the most part, social media can be pretty fun! But every once in a while, you find something that really creeps you out.

Like how you might recognize some faces under the "suggested friends" tab but wonder how others even got there.

Then there are those faces that look vaguely familiar. According to a source, it's not a coincidence.

Apparently, Facebook has flip-flopped on whether they use location services to suggest new friends, but after some investigation by Fusion, it kind of seems to be the case.

Either way, if you have an iPhone and want to make sure this isn't the reason Facebook is suggesting you befriend your neighbors, try this:

Scroll down to Privacy under the Settings tab and click on Location Services.

In this section, you'll find "Facebook..." and inside this tab, you can click on "Never" to avoid Facebook's potential GPS tactics.

If it turns out to be true that Zuckerberg's company uses your phone's geolocation data to source your buddies, this setting should keep it from affecting your account.

Now that that's all cleared up, who knows how to stop all those annoying Candy Crush invitations?

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