Over the past decade, we have all become more concerned about our privacy. Who knows what and how are they getting it? With the advent of apps is anything private anymore? And who’s to blame for all the information we put out there? Is it the developers? the providers? society? ourselves? How about all of the above.
As a society we have turned a blind eye to what is happening all around us. And I do not mean for this article to become political so I’ll just say. We need to stay more alert to how and where we pass along our information. Does Facebook or any other company really need our telephone numbers to “keep us secure”? I am seeing that claim becoming more wide-spread each day.
Do you remember when Facebook asked you for a few details which helped you find your friends. It’s not like that anymore, it is definately information gathering. It went from hometown, high school, lives and works to now wanting to know what position you worked in. Next it’s going to ask how much we were paid in that position. If we keep giving it the information, it’s going to keep asking for more. I feel like, and maybe this is just me, the Internet is never satisfied with what it has, always needing more and more of me. I flashback to the 80s movie Short Circuit and Number 5 saying, “Input, need more input!” What’s the Internet going to ask for next, a vial containing my unique genetic code?
With all of that said I want to share with you an incredibly useful tool for Facebook users, which you should save somewhere on your desktop for use at least once a year in cleaning up who is viewing and stealing your private information as well as that of your friends. That’s right, I just said that YOU are giving away not only your own information but that of your friends and family as well. And they are doing it to you. This will not stop, but it can be minimalized.
Please go to the Business Insider online for the eye-opening tutorial on how to block companies tracking you on Facebook.
p.s. it’s NOT just Facebook.