Irony takes place with talent when we see around us Facebook users (or former users) who have rushed to close accounts right after the scandal Cambridge Analytica. Without understanding exactly what this data leak meant and how the information of over 50 million users was used, some closed their accounts and pointed to the Facebook network. Paradoxically, many of them closed one account, and from another (backup) began accusing comments on Facebook. It's not a joke.
As a brief summary, we just say the data is over 50 million users were made available to the agency Cambridge Analytica, these being used for commercial and political purposes. More exactly, for mass handling. No one can tell with exact figures how this action changed the political or product views of millions of users. The impact is difficult to quantify. It was promoted the idea that this system succeeded entry into the minds of users and they were told who to vote for the election, what idea to support and what to buy.
Before we see the mistakes made by Facebook and the social networking partner agencies, let's see who are the users who intend to close, who have closed themselves and who accuse Facebook in forum comments?
These users are largely the atheists, the gurus, and those whose intelligence does not allow them more than to listen. He does not understand what I hear and what I read. Those who see them distribute an .JPG file with an infected image with an icon on their personal account and ask others to share it further if they are faithful. Those who are unable to filter news, understand their message, process it, and see beyond words and images. There are those who suffer from paranoia as being intercepted, spy, follow. This category includes those who have nothing valuable to hide, those with an below-average intellectual level, with a general culture limited by episodes of soap operas and books by Sandra Brown. There are those people who arrive in front of the ATM and ask for the help of any person nearby to help them withdraw their money. The instructions written on the ATM screen are too difficult for them to understand. The list could go on and on.
Among those who are I close my Facebook accounts there are those who do this from pertinent beliefs and I make this decision following a personal analyzes si not from a flock's news or impulse. Most often they are discrete people who no longer want to expose their personal data and image on the social network. These people are capable of real socialization (face2face), are people able to bind two words and squeeze a coherent idea into a real world discussion.
Another category of users are those who know how to use online services and know how to take measures to protect their confidential data and ideas. Yes Yes. Ideas. These are the ones who do not write on the personal page "today I feel good"Or"to go to the market", To the predefined question:"What are you thinking about?". There are those users who know how to answer the question "How does Google Map know that road traffic is blocked and how many minutes will it take to get congested traffic?"And I know how to silence all the knowledgeable Facebook when it displays the message in the application"Good morning, Cosmin! It's a sunny day at Sinaia".
Any internet user must know that when they access a web page, service, information, or application, nothing is free. This article is not free either. We have advertising on the site, we have tracking codes of your behavior in order to improve the services offered and for commercial purposes. The fact that you do not give any money when you create a Facebook account or access a site, this does not mean that the service is free. In exchange for that account I am you requested personal data (place of birth, graduate schools, professional training, places visited and where you are, religious, political views, etc.). This information is used by the company to sells certain products exactly to whom. "Niche". At the same time, this information can be used by third parties, as was the case with Cambridge Analytica, to print certain ideas among users. using techniques and communication tools, it would have succeeded to straighten a large mass of people to the ideas desired by the agency. In other words, users' personal data has been used for mass manipulation for policy purposes.
Facebook users who feel threatened and those who feel vulnerable to these threats have very simple solutions to protect themselves.
How can we protect confidential data on Facebook and how we can block irrelevant ads
- Disable location and deleting data "place of birth"And"the current place”Or their setting can only be seen by you.
- Avoiding “check inTo the public.
- Using a separate account (not Facebook account) in their applications Facebook login.
- Removing the personal Facebook page from search engines - Google.
- Avoid posting personal photos and videos with public audience.
- Revoke this application to your Facebook account.
- Blocking and personalizing advertisements offered on the social network. Here you have direct link.
Once these points are taken into account, it is more difficult for an entity to track your behavior and to be able to include you in a manipulation or marketing campaign.How, did not you still delete your Facebook account?