Facebook -What is shared?
There’s been a lot of controversy over the years over what personal data Facebook is sharing with third parties and selling, and what, if anything, they are keeping private. Signing up with Facebook automatically requires you to provide your full name, age, and date of birth. In more recent years, they have also required your cell phone number. You can, and many people do, create “fake” or troll accounts using fake names and ages and other information. Once you are an account holder, however, real or fake, Facebook tracks every move you make when you are using their app and sometimes even when you’re not using it. Every ad you clicked, every game you’ve played, every comment you’ve posted, every status update, every private direct message, every photo and graphic. Everything is recorded and tracked. Every single user has an activity log, and it holds everything you’ve ever done on that Facebook account since the day you signed up. It’s not an accident that Facebook became so popular. Millions of people were encouraged to sign-up by the media, by marketers, by family and friends. Facebook ads were everywhere recruiting new users specifically for the purpose of harvesting their personal data and general life habits. How do you think Mark Zuckerberg got so rich with an application he never charged people a penny to use? It’s not an accident that Facebook’s stock prices have been an average of $107 per share for years. What’s interesting is that after the investigations into their data sharing practices, their stock increased to $202 per share, the highest its ever been. Are you shocked? You should be. Because guess where all your personal, private data is going? Guess who’s buying it and using it to exploit the way you think feel and act? Politicians, retailers, “news” outlets, even the government.
If you’ve ever used a third party app on Facebook, like Candy Crush or Farmville, then you’ve also been giving those companies access to all of your Facebook data. That means that every single app you use on Facebook has access to your friends, posts, comments, emojis, direct messages, and moods. If you have the Facebook app on your phone and haven’t gone out of your way to turn off location services, then it is also tracking where you go and when. Think about all the places you’ve been and all the things you have posted the app. All that information is there, forever. This is what has caused millions of people to delete their accounts. But, here’s the catch, even after you delete your account Facebook keeps your data, anytime you want to rejoin, your room will be ready, exactly the way it was, just waiting for you. Simply sign-in, and you’ll have access to all of your previous posts, friends and pictures, and so will they. Facebook will even send you email updates of what your “friends” have changed in their status recently. This is click bait; breadcrumbs to get you to be curious enough to log-in to see what the status change was; as soon as you do, your account will be automatically reactivated. If you truly want to stay off of Facebook, you shouldn’t take the bait.
If you don’t mind if Facebook keeps sharing your private data with any entity who has the most money, then leave your account and third party applications active and keep on posting. If, however, you’re having issues with Facebook sharing your private data and you don’t want this information to be public or shared, reach out to Wiperts. They are an experienced internet removal service that can get personal information such as your home address, telephone numbers, date of birth, and salary data removed from the Internet. They have great flexible monitoring plans and offer excellent customer service. Don’t let the Facebook blues get you down, fight back.Let Wiperts help you keep your private data private.