Delete stolen contacts in social networks

Licenced under CC-BY-4.0, created by Peter Molnar (), published at to canonical URL with keywords #privacy #social networks

How to delete stolen contact lists - address books - from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

I was long aware that all the big social networks had stolen your contacts when you installed their apps on your phone. What I didn’t know, is how to delete them, but for my surprise, there seem to be easy ways to do this. I’m not fooled: they are most probably just archived, but this is better, than nothing.

Manage Invites and Imported Contacts1
Imported contacts2
Manage your contacts3

This really, really should only be allowed as opt-in, not as default.