New Facebook Account - Friend & People You May Know

I created a new Facebook account with an e-mail address that nobody knows and never imported any contacts.  I don't have any address or phone information stored.

I have been seeing People You May Know for people I actually know.  How can this be?  How can I completely ensure that nobody sees anything.
iNetSystemAsked:
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GaryCommented:
FB uses a number of tactics to match people up. Same area, school details, work details etc.
How can I completely ensure that nobody sees anything.
Don't use Facebook!
http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Make_Your_Facebook_Account_Private

Even though it offers suggestions it is not giving these people your information.
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iNetSystemAuthor Commented:
Hi,

That's the issue - I haven't filled out my profile at all - no school, job history, etc.
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GaryCommented:
When you signed up you gave them information
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iNetSystemAuthor Commented:
i gave them an e-mail address only that doesn't include my name.
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GaryCommented:
When you sign up you give your name, DOB and gender. From your IP address they also know where you are/live.
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iNetSystemAuthor Commented:
not a chance.  I signed up on a public computer and took a DOB of 1988 - I'm a lot older than that.  The account is vanilla - no information.
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GaryCommented:
Public computer where?
If there is no other information then the IP must be what they are using.
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iNetSystemAuthor Commented:
Im in technology - I used a MiFi that does not have my name attached to it.  The company that owns it is not public knowledge to the suggested friends.
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GaryCommented:
Did you look at anyones facebook page while logged in?
Is the IP address local to the suggested friends?
They have made the connection somewhere, from when you have been logged in, visited a blog or something.
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iNetSystemAuthor Commented:
i looked at a business web site 2 states away and liked them and then unliked them.  Would that have done it? If so after reviewing all of the privacy settings I still see Friends You May Know, etc.

This is the very reason I hate FB.
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GaryCommented:
Privacy settings have nothing to do with friend recommendations - they are just a recommendation and you can ignore them but you cannot disable it as far as I know.
If there was a link between the business website and your friends it could have made the connection, once it makes one connection then the rest are easy.
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iNetSystemAuthor Commented:
thanks - none of my friends would know anything about this business.  I guess w'll never know.
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GaryCommented:
You can disable you being recommended as a friend in Privacy
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