Facebook is *REALLY* good at tracking people. Whether you have an account with them or not, they’ve “got your number”. They’ve got stats on you even if you’ve never visited their sites. That’s because Facebook has an extensive tracking network using their analytics platform, meaning that chances are, you’ve got an app that allows them to figure out who you are, etc.
Well, my goal is to hit facebook below the belt. I’m done with Facebook (and have been for about 9 months), Instagram (about 2 months) and now Messenger and WhatsApp.
I’m switching to Signal
Why? you might ask? WhatsApp *IS* secure in it’s messages. Facebook technically can’t see what you’ve typed / received (or said / seen in the event of a video or audio call)
The reason is simple. Facebook attempts to track you at every juncture. But they’ve effed up too many times to be trusted. And when you’re “giving away the software”, the software isn’t the product. You are.
Your data is being sold left and right to companies. Correction: Your screen real estate for ads is being sold left and right. And I just don’t think that’s right.
Take a look at the difference:
Ok. Hopefully I’ve made my point. But if you need a little help with this, I’ve made some videos over on Genius Lounge to help you with that: