Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The problem with #DeleteFacebook

from here

I don't think I'm giving anyone any new ideas here. Squatting on established names/pseudonyms/etc. is a thing that's been going on for many years, but a movement to abandon Facebook is going to open up a lot of opportunities for fraud all at once.

I get that people are fed up with Facebook, but it's not the size of their user database that makes them money, it's users who are actually actively using the service. If you want to deny them the ability to use your data, there isn't much you can do about the data you've already given them but you can certainly stop giving them anything new by simply not using the service anymore or if you like by disabling (rather than deleting) your account.