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I need to take over and manage my wife's facebook account but I don't trust them one iota to let me do this or to handle any data with integrity. I also would prefer not to alert them to my intentions.

Has anybody here any experience with doing something like this with fb? I really would just like to get into her account without giving fb any details about myself but I don't know her password nor how people log in - is a fb username an e-mail address or something?

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The obvious answer is to ask your wife what her password is, unless of course you don't trust her either.

I'm not sure FB will allow this under their T & Cs.

Do you know anyone that works for the NSA or GCHQ?
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I don't know if it was your intent but you have made this sound
as suspicious as you possibly can, Pete



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The obvious answer is to ask your wife what her password is, unless of course you don't trust her either.

I'm not sure FB will allow this under their T & Cs.

Do you know anyone that works for the NSA or GCHQ?
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I don't know if it was your intent but you have made this sound
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Hi all

I need to take over and manage my wife's facebook account but I don't trust them one iota to let me do this or to handle any data with integrity. I also would prefer not to alert them to my intentions.

Has anybody here any experience with doing something like this with fb? I really would just like to get into her account without giving fb any details about myself but I don't know her password nor how people log in - is a fb username an e-mail address or something?

Thanks.
Sure does sound dodgy. I'm sure there's a good reason but... basically you need the e-mail address as the username and then the password to access the account. The only other things I'll mention are that if you can't remember your password you can get it reset through the e-mail account used for fb (but if there is 2-stage verification setup you may also need access to the associated phone as well...) or alternatively if it isn't at all dodgy and what you both want to know is data stored, there is an option to download the data the hold on you (not got round to doing it for me yet though!)
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Thanks but I'm not ready to give my reasons for wanting to do this except to say that I never do "dodgy".

I'm no further on really - I have a possible e-mail address but I'd need her e-mail password to get to the new fb password I'd imagine.
 
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Don't know your reasons for this but as an IT professional I suggest you don't do this.
It's her account not yours.
In the [my] workplace without a very good reason it's a sackable offence.
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You would need both her email address and her Facebook password. I think the only way to get round this is to click on the can't remember password prompt and a get around would be emailed to her. This might involve other security steps. Unless you have access to her emails, you won't get in unless you want to try cracking the password at the Facebook log in.

I'm sure that you have a really good reason for doing this.
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Thanks PG. I think I have discovered enough passwords to get in.

Folks, I don't need a lecture about how dodgy this sounds nor that it's "sackable offence" without good reason. I asked for information, not an analysis.
 
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Thanks PG. I think I have discovered enough passwords to get in.

Folks, I don't need a lecture about how dodgy this sounds nor that it's "sackable offence" without good reason. I asked for information, not an analysis.
No ones judging mudhut just an observation that you're trying to get into someone else's account.
 
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Judgement is exactly what's happened. Do you think I'd be trying to do this if I didn't feel I had to?

I've had enough of this.
 
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No one judged you. It is unusual to be asked such a thing...and it is inevitable that it tempts curiosity.
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Pete, you seem angry. Sorry you feel people were judging your
motives. A lot of us have had the data protection act thrust down
our throats in our workplaces and reacted to your request based
on that. I think they were offering advice rather than judgment.

Hope you find a resolution to whatever has made you feel you need
to take this course of action



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