This was an article on the web yesterday and is well worth reading, along with the other article. I’m only posting this so people will understand how un-private it really is. It didn’t start out this way, but in my opinion, they have become too powerful.
In 2011, Congress started to work on new guidelines for online privacy.
Here is an article from Wikipedia
Tips to help control what others see and know
How to Lock Down Your Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes
I started a page when I had a business back in 2008. When I closed my business, I deactivated my account. However, until I read this article, I thought one could only “deactivate” an account. I had no idea one could delete an account because when one goes to the “help” section all it says is that you can only deactivate it.
Since I knew I could delete it, I still didn’t want all of my information on there, even though they still probably have it backed up on some server somewhere. There wasn’t anything bad, I just wanted it all gone before I deleted it. I spent about 2 hours deleting all my photos, un-friending everyone, going through my timeline and deleting all my comments, likes, etc. I had to log out, and log back in, a few times to make sure everything was gone. Things were still there, so I kept deleting until there was absolutely nothing on my timeline.
I know some people like the site, and use it in a friendly way, but just know that what you put out there anyone can grab unless you change your privacy and security. If you do decide to delete your account because you no longer use it, I would suggest to spend the time deleting everything before deleting your account. Below is the link to delete your account.
How to delete your account
Like or dislike, agree or disagree, with what I’ve posted my reasons for doing so was purely for your information and so you could make your own decision as to what to do.
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