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Mark Zuckerberg Talks To Wired About Facebook’s Privacy Problem

When you are the product as with Facebook and Google, if you want to maintain some privacy, you need to be careful what information you provide to their services. Most do not seem to care, do not understand or believe the trade-off for providing your personal data is out-weighed by the person benefits.
In the past, it was very difficult to work out what your privacy settings actually were and would change, often without users being aware. This has improved but it is still very difficult to work out some of the settings. For example, to delete you Facebook account can be problematic because even if you do find where to do it, should you inadvertently connect to Facebook again from some device, it negates your deletion.
Source article:
Wired- Facebook Privacy Issues

Another article on the same subject: What the F*** Was Facebook Thinking and yet another one one how to delete your Facebook at https://vpnandgo.com/delete-facebook-account/

You Can’t Handle the Truth—at Least on Twitter

Facts or Myths
False information is about 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than faithful reports of actual events, researchers find.
False news—which the study defines as either inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact—is on average about 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, the researchers found.
Source:
Scientific American

How to Make a Clean Break With the Clingiest Social Networks

Trying to leave social networks can be quite difficult. They really don't want you to leave because you are their product.
In an article on
Wired, they cover the steps required to be undertaken for the various services. Leave Facebook

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