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Is it illegal to use software to spy on peoples Facebook's ???

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Callieann34 Sun 25-Oct-20 06:07:01

So my ex is using is some sort of soft ware or spy ware to look at my fb see things like my friends list and photos he definitely is seening it had proof so puzzled as to how surely a breech of privercy and stalking and very creepy is this not a criminal offence?????

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Blobby10 Sun 25-Oct-20 07:16:58

I don’t think he necessarily need spyware- I think it depends on not just your fb settings but your friends too. If you have yours locked down so only friends can see your stuff but one of your friends is set to let everyone see their stuff then he can go through their fb profile to look at yours.

PlanDeRaccordement Sun 25-Oct-20 07:26:33

I think FB is mostly public information isn’t it? So why would having software to give you updates be illegal? It’s no different from getting notifications from any other public website.
Read you FB T&Cs
m.facebook.com/about/privacy/update#
Look at How is Your Information Shared under Data Policy
“Sharing on Facebook Products
People and accounts that you share and communicate with
When you share and communicate using our Products, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on Facebook, you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of your friends, the public or a customised list of people. Similarly, when you use Messenger or Instagram to communicate with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send. Your network can also see actions that you have taken on our Products, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their Facebook or Instagram Stories.

Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Products, including if they don't have an account. This includes your Instagram username, any information you share with a public audience, information in your public profile on Facebook, and content you share on a Facebook Page, public Instagram account or any other public forum, such as Facebook Marketplace. You, other people using Facebook and Instagram, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Products, including in other Facebook Company Products, in search results or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Products.”

satnighttakeaway Sun 25-Oct-20 07:29:57

What proof do you have?
Maybe one of your friends is showing him your information. If there was software that could bypass Facebook controls wouldn't it be well known?

Deadgoldfish Sun 25-Oct-20 11:23:43

Did you share a computer with him? It is possible to add some kind of key logging app so it records everything you do, and get someone’s passwords that way. I don’t know exactly how it works but I know someone who used it to spy on their partner hmm

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