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The entire mess might have you wondering how you can control who sees your data on Facebook, or even how to delete your profile entirely. If that’s the case, I’ve got you covered.
Here’s how to control your data on Facebook, and, if you’re particularly fed up, how to delete your account entirely.
The data Facebook uses
Facebook lays out exactly what data it collects to craft a profile about you that can be used to target you with specific ads on its Data Use Policy site. And, as you might expect, it collects everything. Any post, like, comment, picture, video, friend you’ve added, news article or inside joke you’ve put on Facebook can be used as a means to serve you advertisements.
Facebook can also use data like your date of birth, location and other information to provide you with ads you might find relevant, and improve the site itself.
Think of it as the built-in cost of using a massive service like Facebook for free.
It’s not just the information you share on Facebook that gets scooped up, though. All of those sites and services you log into using your Facebook account have access to some of your data, and how they handle that info is up to them.
Then there’s the content friends post about you. Yes, all of those pictures, memes and stories your friends tag you in get collected by Facebook, too. And unfortunately, you don’t have control of that information since you didn’t post it.
It’s important to note that Facebook isn’t the only company that collects and uses your data like this. Google