A growing number of people are talking about deleting their Facebook accounts after all the company’s scandals. Here’s how to delete your Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts, thus wiping your data from the Facebook empire entirely. And if you can’t or don’t want to leave Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp wholesale, we’ve pulled together advice on how to reduce the amount of data it collects about you. Facebook has had a bad year. From successive privacy scandals, to outrage over the social network’s role in spreading hate speech that fuelled genocide in Myanmar, the negative headlines about Facebook have been relentless. And that’s not to mention the backlash to a possible Instagram redesign that would replace the traditional vertical feed with a horizontal one, which Facebook mistakenly rolled out to some users on Thursday morning. Combined with growing awareness of tech addiction and “digital well-being,” some people … [Read more...] about How to delete your Facebook and Instagram accounts — or, at least, lock them down as tightly as possible
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByNatasha Singer and Nicholas Confessore Oct. 20, 2018 Imagine a society in which everyone more or less agrees with you. You wake up in the morning to online greetings from people who share your views on guns, religion and country. Your news feed contains only posts from like-minded politicians or articles from like-minded news outlets. You can safely post your own comments without fear of vitriol from trolls or challenges from naysayers. This is the insular world in which tens of thousands of Americans who use conservative political apps are experiencing the midterm election season. Amid a chorus of conservative complaints that Facebook and YouTube have become hostile to right-leaning views — and as those social media giants take steps to limit what they see as abusive or misleading viral … [Read more...] about Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps
By Geoffrey A. Fowler The Washington Post Mon., Oct. 8, 2018 The Portal is a sleek new video camera and screen that makes chats with family and friends look great. It has just one problem: It was made by Mark Zuckerberg. On Monday, Facebook unveiled the $200 (U.S.) Portal, the first-ever consumer hardware from the world’s largest social network. The toaster-size gadget, along with a larger $350 version called Portal+, is a cross between a smart speaker, video camera and digital photo frame. But at a time when CEO Zuckerberg’s privacy and security decisions are a matter of congressional inquiry, how many people will trust one in their living room? I had a chance to spend some time with the long-rumored Portal ahead of its launch. As a camera, it offers a nice upgrade to the Skype or FaceTime video-chat experience that many of us have on a phone or computer. The Portal sits on a shelf or kitchen counter and lets your voice do the dialing. Call out, … [Read more...] about Facebook unveils the Portal, a video-chat camera for people who still trust Facebook
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE In the summer of 2015, as Memphis exploded with protests over the police killing of a 19-year-old man, activists began hearing on Facebook from someone called Bob Smith. The name was generic, and so was his profile picture: a Guy Fawkes mask, the symbol of anti-government dissent. Smith acted as if he supported the protesters, and, slowly, they let him into their online community. Over the next three years, dozens of them accepted his friend requests, allowing him to observe private discussions over marches, rallies and demonstrations. In public postings and private messages he described himself as a far-left Democrat, a “fellow protester” and a “man of color.” But Smith was not real. He was the creation of a white detective in the Memphis Police Department’s Office of Homeland Security whose job was to keep tabs … [Read more...] about Undercover cops break Facebook rules to track protesters, ensnare criminals
Behavioral marketing will be a key player now. Rocco Baldassarre Published 10:45 am CDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Photo: Chesnot | Getty Images Photo: Chesnot | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Chesnot | Getty Images Will Facebook Advertising Survive After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Facebook has been at the center of a scandalous storm about privacy manipulation issues and has made it clear that it is making changes to fix its reputation as well as its consumer reliability adequately. But will it be enough? We are all aware that Facebook is a company whose revenue derives from advertising, and it looks for ways to grow and engage users by creating … [Read more...] about Will Facebook Advertising Survive After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal?