How to improve privacy on Facebook

Improving privacy on Facebook is very easy

To improve privacy on Facebook, you have to modify some configuration options.

To guarantee privacy on Facebook, it is undoubtedly best not to register. However, as bad as the free software exegetes are, sometimes you have to. Your friends, family and clients use it. If you are studying for a university degree, you will undoubtedly have to enter to interact with classmates or professors. If you have a business, your competitors will set their hooks there to stay with your buyers.

After all, the planes Stallman travels to give his lectures are run on proprietary software, and the antibiotics he takes when he's sick have proprietary formulas. Sometimes you have to accept things as they are, and not as they should be.

However, if we can't stop Facebook from knowing about us, at least we can make things more difficult for him.

Improving privacy on Facebook.

Choose your friends well

Maybe, like the Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, you want to have a million friends. And on Facebook it is very easy. I have 99 friend requests pending, just because I subscribed to various buying and selling groups. (Please, let's not get into philosophical discussions about what it means to be a friend.)

Since Facebook has three predefined display options (just me, friends or public) the best thing is that be more selective with who you accept in the category. You can also check your friends list and "clean up." It is likely that if they are not very close, they will never find out.

Don't use the phone number

If you gave your phone number to Facebook, you lost. Under the guise of using it to help you recover your account, it will be used for ad targeting and user profile setup. Although, supposedly if you delete your account, they promise to delete it from their records.

But even if you gave it to them, you can always prevent other people from seeing it. What you can do is the following:

-For two-factor authentication, use an application or an alternative email address.

-Erase your number in Contact Information and in the About section.

Use browsers and plugins that prevent tracking

Facebook uses cookies to track your activity on the Internet, including when you use the share content buttons or use your account to register on other sites. Some browsers like Firefox or Brave block that tracking by default. In addition, on both the Firefox and Chrome add-on pages there are several that guarantee greater protection. Although, in some cases you may lose speed or functionality.

Limit the devices with which you access Facebook

A good way to ensure privacy on Facebook is tomimic the number of devices you access from. On the social network page, go to Settings> Security and login> Where you logged in and click "See more" to see the full list. Click on the three dots to the right of any entry you don't recognize (or no longer use) and select "Exit."

To prevent unauthorized access from your devices, go through the same page to Additional security settings, Click on Receive alerts about unrecognized logins, click the Edit button and select how Facebook should notify you of new logins .

Don't connect third-party apps or sites

When you use your Facebook account to sign up for third-party applications, they are allowing them to collect information such as your name, profile picture, location (country and language), birthday, email address, and friends list. The same happens with external services such as Spotify or Netflix, which allow you to share your activity on them through the social network.

From the Facebook website you can see which applications and websites are linked to your Facebook account. To do this go to Settings> Apps and websites. Under "Active Websites and Apps" you will see a list of websites and their logos. Click on "view and edit" on the site you want to delete. Then click on the "Delete" button. If you are lucky, the developers may allow you to delete the saved information.

For, avoid unintentionally linking an application with Facebook, Within the "Apps and Websites" page go to Applications, Websites and Games and click Edit to deactivate the function.

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