The #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon
Many Facebook users are hopping aboard the #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon now that Facebook has admitted that "malicious actors" could have scraped the data from most of its two billion users without permission. The personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica — rather than the 50 million originally cited.
Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's chief technology officer, says, "Malicious actors have abused these features. Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way.”
If you feel like you're out of the loop on the Facebook controversy you're not alone. Here's a comprehensive collective to explain it all. From Cambridge Anyalytica, the data breach, Facebook's reaction to the #DeleteFacebook Bandwagon that's only gaining momentum. I compiled a list of everything I could find to help you make the best decision about whether or not you're comfortable to continue sharing your personal information with Facebook.
Getting To Know Facebook As Well As They Know You
- What is Cambridge Analytica? What did they do? How did they get all that Facebook data? Read a nice summary of it all right here.
- Update: Facebook data scandal hits 87m users
- What does Facebook know about you?
- Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts
- Ever post a video on Facebook then delete it? Facebook still has it.
- I found this step-by-step guide very helpful...and frightening: Here’s how to check which apps have access to your Facebook account—and delete them
- Facebook says this is how you can download all of that stored data they have on you and delete it
- Elon Musk deleted both Tesla and SpaceX Facebook accounts
To Delete or Not Delete...
- Thinking of deleting your Facebook account? You and Will Ferrell aren't the only ones
- Follow the leader, here's a comprehensive list of all the companies and celebrities who have already deleted Facebook.
- Promises broken; Facebook's history with privacy
- And finally, HOW TO QUIT FACEBOOK
- What should be your Facebook replacement? Read this one to make sure you don't sign up for another platform owned by Facebook.
- A company called Vero is currently the leading contender to benefit from Facebook's problems.
My advice would be to not replace Facebook, but to pick up the phone and make a date to go over to a friend or loved one's house and you know, socialize face to face just like we used to do in the 1900s...where you can "Comment" and "Like" in real time.
P.S. Et tu, Google?
...even Google Chrome is scanning your files...