Click Delete Account if you’ve already downloaded any data you wish to save. You’ll be asked for your Facebook password. Continue by deleting your account, and then click Yes. Your Facebook data will be permanently destroyed after 30 days if you don’t correct your decision.
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I Downloaded my Facebook data, and here’s What Happened – Mrinal Saha
If you’ve been following the news over the last few weeks, you know that Facebook has had a PR nightmare on its hands. The company is under fire for harvesting and selling user data without their permission. As we learned more about how Cambridge Analytica used this data to help sway votes in favor of Trump, it became evident that Facebook was complicit in undermining democracy. This blog post explores why it’s not enough to just delete your account; ultimately, if we want to protect our rights as users and ensure that something like this never happens again, then we need to keep demanding accountability from Facebook and other tech companies too.
Let’s start by reviewing what happened. In 2014, a shady company called Cambridge Analytica gained access to the data of more than 50 million Facebook users. This information was used to create targeted political ads meant to sway voters decisions in favor of Trump and Brexit, among other politicians. The social network is now under fire for this breach, as well as allowing Russian actors to infiltrate their platform with fake political ads that potentially influenced the 2016 US Elections. But this isn’t just about politics; it’s also about big business.
Zuckerberg owns 70 percent of Facebook stock which makes him one of wealthiest people on earth! And he has no plans on giving up any control over what happens there anytime. He recently said that “it’s not enough to just build tools, we have to make sure that they are used for good.” We couldn’t agree more, but Facebook is a business and as long as they continue to prioritize dollars over human rights, it won’t fix the issue.
Your Facebook profile has a lot of information about you, and it’s no secret that it collects a lot of data about you. Even if your account is deactivated for a time, it continues to exist. Unfortunately, there is no way to keep an account while removing all of the related data. To completely remove your Facebook Data, you’ll need to delete your account permanently.
You can deactivate or cancel your Facebook account, but only the latter is permanent. This erases all of your data from Facebook’s servers save for anonymous log files, as well as all of your content on sites like Pinterest and Instagram.
To delete anything you’ve done on Facebook off of your account, go to Settings & Privacy, click Your Facebook Information, then Off-Facebook Activity, and choose Delete History.
“When you delete your account, all of the user-generated content is generally erased (with certain small exceptions), while all of the log data is saved – permanently. ” The log data won’t have your name on it.
Go to Settings > Security > Advanced and enable Encryption & credentials. If the option isn’t already enabled, Encrypt phone it is. Then go to Settings > System > Advanced and choose Reset options. Select Erase all data (factory reset) and hit Delete all data.