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
Tracking who views your facebook
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
Supported by Technology By SHEERA FRENKELMAY 6, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN FRANCISCO — In July 2014, a team of four Swedish and Polish researchers began using an automated program to better understand what people posted on Facebook.The program, known as a “scraper,” let the researchers log every comment and interaction from 160 public Facebook pages for nearly two years. By May 2016, they had amassed enough information to track how 368 million Facebook members behaved on the social network. It is one of the largest known sets of user data ever assembled from Facebook.“We’re concerned about how easy it was to collect this,” said Fredrik Erlandsson, one of the researchers and a lecturer at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. Last December, he and his colleagues published a research paper in the journal Entropy detailing how their methods of trawling social media … [Read more...] about Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?
By Jack Nicas, New York Times Published 5:02 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Photo: JENN ACKERMAN /NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Gary Bernhardt, who was the victim of a fake Mark Zuckerberg scam on Facebook, in Minneapolis, April 23, 2018. An examination by The New York Times found 205 accounts impersonating Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. At least 51 of the impostor accounts, including 43 on Instagram, were lottery scams like the one that fooled Bernhardt. less Gary Bernhardt, who was the victim of a fake Mark Zuckerberg scam on Facebook, in Minneapolis, April 23, 2018. An examination by The New York Times found 205 accounts impersonating Facebook executives Mark ... more Photo: JENN ACKERMAN /NYT How fake Mark Zuckerbergs scam Facebook users out of their cash 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about How fake Mark Zuckerbergs scam Facebook users out of their cash
Use YouTube Analytics (or any number of online analytical tools) to find out exactly who's watching your videos. Jason R. Rich Published 2:06 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Find Out Who's Watching Your Videos So You Can Give Them More of What They Want 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound As you may know, in conjunction with your YouTube channel, YouTube and Google offer a free, online tool set called YouTube Analytics. These tools can help you track, in real time, information about who’s watching your YouTube videos. In some cases, more powerful traffic and … [Read more...] about Find Out Who’s Watching Your Videos So You Can Give Them More of What They Want