My ip address, computer info traced and displayed on Facebook?

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TexasJoe asked 2 years ago

I want to know how this individual was able to get the following information off of a comment I made on Facebook. Any help would be appreciated.

Domain Name charter.com ? (Commercial)
IP Address 97.82.160.# (CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS)
ISP CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
Location
Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : North Carolina
City : XXXXXXX
Language English (U.S.)
en-us
Operating System Macintosh WinNT
Browser Safari 1.3
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.52.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.2 Safari/534.52.7
Javascript version 1.5
Monitor
Resolution : 1280 x 768
Color Depth : 24 bits
Time of Visit Jan 29 2012 7:22:21 pm
Last Page View Jan 29 2012 7:24:17 pm
Visit Length 1 minute 56 seconds
Page Views 2
Referring URL xxxxxxxxxx.facebook.stuff
Visit Entry Page xxxxxxxxxx.blogspot.stuff
Visit Exit Page xxxxxxxxxx.blogspot.stuff
Out Click
Time Zone UTC-5:00
Visitor's Time Jan 29 2012 10:22:21 pm
Visit Number 13

This has scared me enough to consider closing my Facebook account. You may also email me at

Thanks!

2 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

Thanks for your question TexasJoe.

Respectfully, I would first wonder why, if this info upset you so, you would post it for all to see? I cleaned it for the info that would be more specifically identifying. You should know though that none of the info can accurately deliver your name, address or phone number. The best they can do is generate an educated guess at your city and state. It's really not anything to be particularly worried about.

It's unlikely that the info was collected by an average user from a facebook post. They more likely got the information from a webserver log file.

This is the type of info that is almost always collected by websites. You can not stop it from being collected but there are ways to cause some of it to be reported incorrectly through the use of privacy software and browser configuration.

ascension2020 answered 2 years ago

"I want to know how this individual was able to get the following information off of a comment I made on Facebook. Any help would be appreciated."

No average user should be able to see this information. If it came from Facebook staff then they can pull it from their logs (as Shnerdly said).

If the information didn't come from Facebook staff then I would A) report the user who provided you with it, because Facebook will probably want to know, and B) take a close look at your third party apps, because it's possible one of them is leaking information about you.

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