The data wasn’t manually entered manually by me or anyone using my account, but yet the data is associated with my account? How did that happen?
My first step was to hit that little “Manage…” button Google has deprioritized at the bottom of their credential window to see where it took me. What I found out is that Google, as expected, has been keeping track of me very well. Upon arrival to the controls page, I found a list of “Saved Passwords” (duh) as well as a list of “Never Saved” passwords.
Source: Google Has My Dead Grandpa’s Data And He Never Used The Internet
Here’s what Nick found on just one slow-loading CNN article:
• Eleven web fonts, totalling 414 KB
• Four stylesheets, totalling 315 KB
• Twenty frames
• Twenty-nine XML HTTP requests, totalling about 500 KB
• Approximately one hundred scripts, totalling several megabytes — though it’s hard to pin down the number and actual size because some of the scripts are “beacons” that load after the page is technically finished downloading.
When ticks me off is going to a ‘news’ site and finding I’m running scripts for Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and others I’ve never heard of. Why? I’ve never even been on Twitter or Reddit (and have no wish to be). As does the author, I now use script and ad blockers. This breaks some websites. So be it, I won’t go to them anymore. I just want to read the articles, not have an “interactive” experience.
Source: The Bulls*** Web
It’s easy enough to delete one Facebook post at a time, but there’s no built in way to delete posts in batch. For that, you’ll need to turn to a browser extension.
I’m on Facebook and I’m deleting my stuff before I go. This makes it easier to batch delete.
Two alternatives I’m trying are Gab.ai and MeWe.com. Give them a try if you are on Facebook and are dissatisfied with the constant censorship and 30-day suspensions that I’ve been putting up with for the last year.
Source: How to Quickly Delete Lots of Old Facebook Posts
The Cambridge Analytica fiasco wasn’t really a data breach. Everything collected was allowed by Facebook’s Terms of Service. So, how can you protect yourself against these sort of things?
Source: How to Stop Facebook Giving Your Data to Third Parties