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Dylan McKay
Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner's mum
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Dylan McKay 21 Mar 18
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a historical record of every single contact on my phone, including ones I no longer have
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Dylan McKay 21 Mar 18
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metadata about every text message I've ever received or sent spoiler: I don't use messenger for SMS
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Dylan McKay 21 Mar 18
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and the metadata of every cellular call I've ever made, including time and duration 😬😬
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Dylan McKay 22 Mar 18
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I've written a script to dump all cell records in the ZIP file and print statistics Here is what it shows on my profile, pretty chilling The Ruby script can be found at
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Dylan McKay 22 Mar 18
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Interesting that the timestamps are all in-between November 2016 and July 2017 🤔
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Dylan McKay 23 Mar 18
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to see your data go to your facebook settings click 'Download a copy of your data' they'll email it to you once it's downloaded, you can open it to extract all the files out. then open the 'index.htm' file and go to the 'contact info' tab
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Dylan McKay 24 Mar 18
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After checking the data, feel free to fill out this google form I made, regardless of whether you found data or not all responses can be found here
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Dylan McKay 24 Mar 18
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take the responses with a grain of salt though - it might suffer from bias with people not bothering to fill it out when nothing interesting is found, causing it to be unfairly weighted towards "yes, my metadata is there"
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Dylan McKay 25 Mar 18
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My grandmother emailed me this from her data dump sorry for the potato quality (read: what is a screenshot) has a number of SMS records, spanning 2015-2017 claims to not use facebook or messenger apps, I have not verified this though
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Dylan McKay 25 Mar 18
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I also have these from my grandmother, covering May-October 2017
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