De Facebook Yourself

A step-by-step guide to remove your data from Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

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Your best interests have never been a part of Facebook's DNA. They've created some amazing tools and helped connect the world online, but it's come at the cost of privacy and social cohesion. Their platforms have been tailored to keep users addicted and to drive metrics even at the expense of societal problems.

Your precious life moments and conversations should not be owned by a corporate entity profiting from your inputs. You should understand how and why a company is using psychological techniques to keep you addicted, enraged, or feeding you specific types of content.

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The Facebook Files

The Facebook Files

Facebook knows, in acute detail, that its platforms are riddled with flaws but hasn’t fixed them. That’s a key finding of a Journal series that launched this week, based on an array of internal company documents. Read all the stories here.

Facebook says Instagram is not ‘toxic for teens,’ despite damning WSJ report

Facebook says Instagram is not ‘toxic for teens,’ despite damning WSJ report

The PR push comes days ahead of a Senate hearing

Something Weird Is Happening on Facebook

Something Weird Is Happening on Facebook

Someone appears to be pouring enormous energy and effort into a data collection project aimed at building personality profiles from social media interaction…again

WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years, Actually

WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years, Actually

A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place since 2016.

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

WhatsApp assures users that no one can see their messages — but the company has an extensive monitoring operation and regularly shares personal information with prosecutors.

In 2019, Almost All of Facebook's Top Christian Pages Were Run By Foreign Troll Farms

In 2019, Almost All of Facebook's Top Christian Pages Were Run By Foreign Troll Farms

In 2019, 19 of Facebook's top 20 pages for American Christians were run by Eastern European troll farms overseas, internal documents leaked to MIT

Academics ask for laws to open the social media black box

Academics ask for laws to open the social media black box

Boffins tell US lawmakers social media titans cannot be trusted to police themselves

Leaked Facebook docs show the company saw pre-teens as an 'untapped' audience and wanted to 'leverage playdates,' The Wall Street Journal reports

Leaked Facebook docs show the company saw pre-teens as an 'untapped' audience and wanted to 'leverage playdates,' The Wall Street Journal reports

The documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal show that Facebook feared it was losing market share among teens and tweens to Snapchat and TikTok.

Facebook is an out-of-control system bent on surviving at all costs

Facebook is an out-of-control system bent on surviving at all costs

Two big recent exposés about the platform have shown exactly why we should all be on guard by Facebook's 'survival at all cost' strategy, writes Noam Cohen.

Facebook used Big Tobacco playbook to exploit teens and children, senators say at hearing after WSJ series

Facebook used Big Tobacco playbook to exploit teens and children, senators say at hearing after WSJ series

Facebook's Antigone Davis, global head of safety, was grilled Thursday at a Senate subcommittee hearing about Instagram's impact on teens' mental health.

'It has really taken a dive': How misinformation is changing Facebook community groups

'It has really taken a dive': How misinformation is changing Facebook community groups

Facebook group admins in regional Australia say misinformation is fracturing previously positive online communities and affecting their towns' sense of togetherness.

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

In an internal memo meant to pre-empt a “60 Minutes” interview, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.

Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation

Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation

Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, "conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook." Scott Pelley reports.

jason@calacanis.com on Twitter

jason@calacanis.com on Twitter

“the @60minutes piece was devastating for $FB expect investigations, resignations, & stock annihilation over the coming weeks/months Complete confirmation of everything we expected: their greed & lust for growth built a Frankenstein they can’t control.”

Edward Snowden on Twitter

Edward Snowden on Twitter

Facebook-owned Whatsapp being down is a reminder that you and your friends should probably be using a more private, non-profit alternative like @Signalapp anyway (or another open-source app of your choice). It's just as free, and takes like 30 seconds to switch. #facebookdown

Data of Over 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum

Data of Over 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum

Data on over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a hacking-related forum, enabling cybercriminals advertisers to target users.

Facebook whistleblower says Zuckerberg knows site harms children

Facebook whistleblower says Zuckerberg knows site harms children

Facebook whistleblower says company has hid information about dangers of its platforms from public

Whistleblower tells Congress that Facebook products harm kids and democracy

Whistleblower tells Congress that Facebook products harm kids and democracy

A former Facebook employee compared the social network to Big Tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the problems its products cause.

Facebook's new whistleblower is renewing scrutiny of the social media giant

Facebook's new whistleblower is renewing scrutiny of the social media giant

Facebook could be facing its biggest scandal yet as a former employee comes forward to expose some of the company's secrets.

Facebook harms children and weakens democracy: ex-employee

Facebook harms children and weakens democracy: ex-employee

Mark Zuckerberg denies claims, heard in the US Senate, that Facebook puts profits before people.

Facebook runs the coward’s playbook to smear the whistleblower

Facebook runs the coward’s playbook to smear the whistleblower

Smears didn’t work for Big Tobacco, but Facebook’s trotting them out anyway.

Facebook is nearing a reputational point of no return

Facebook is nearing a reputational point of no return

The problem starts at the top

Facebook Banned Me for Life Because I Help People Use It Less

Facebook Banned Me for Life Because I Help People Use It Less

Facebook’s behavior isn’t just anti-competitive; it’s anti-consumer.

Over 1.5 billion Facebook users' personal data found for sale on hacker forum

Over 1.5 billion Facebook users' personal data found for sale on hacker forum

Unrelated to other recent problems Facebook has had, this particular batch of data was scraped from profiles, meaning it's publicly available knowledge. That doesn't stop it from being dangerous.

Facebook’s role in Myanmar and Ethiopia under new scrutiny

Facebook’s role in Myanmar and Ethiopia under new scrutiny

Whistleblower Frances Haugen adds to long-held concerns that social media site is fuelling violence and instability

Facebook is a menace to children. Maybe Congress will finally take action.

Facebook is a menace to children. Maybe Congress will finally take action.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that Facebook knew Instagram hurt children. See why the hearings might force Congress to regulate the company.

Facebook is ‘biased against facts’, says Nobel prize winner

Facebook is ‘biased against facts’, says Nobel prize winner

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa says social media firm is threat to democracy and failing to halt spread of misinformation

Facebook bans, sends cease-and-desist letter to developer of Unfollow Everything extension

Facebook bans, sends cease-and-desist letter to developer of Unfollow Everything extension

Louis Barclay, creator of the Unfollow Everything browser extension that lets users unfollow—not unfriend—all their friends, groups, and pages simultaneously (rather than individually), writes that his program...

Facebook says it will ban sales of the Amazon rainforest after an investigation found plots of land were illegally sold on the platform

Facebook says it will ban sales of the Amazon rainforest after an investigation found plots of land were illegally sold on the platform

A BBC investigation found illegal sales of parts of the Amazon rainforest on Facebook Marketplace. Eight months later, Facebook is banning the sales.

Facebook permanently banned a developer after he made an app to let users delete their news feed

Facebook permanently banned a developer after he made an app to let users delete their news feed

The developer Louis Barclay, who created Unfollow Everything, told Insider he was scared and anxious after receiving a cease-and-desist letter.

A second Facebook whistleblower says she's willing to testify before Congress and that she's shared documents with a US law agency

A second Facebook whistleblower says she's willing to testify before Congress and that she's shared documents with a US law agency

The former employee Sophie Zhang has criticized what she believed was Facebook's failure to stop authoritarian regimes from abusing its platform.

Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health, survey suggests

Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health, survey suggests

Forty per cent of those who responded to an online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they had a negative opinion of Facebook

Facebook is trapped in a PR nightmare of their own making

Facebook is trapped in a PR nightmare of their own making

Facebook's lack of willingness to maintain healthy relationships with the media has now bitten it on the backside.

Facebook’s Whistleblower Said the Company Does Too Little to Protect Users. Most of the Public Agrees - Morning Consult

Facebook’s Whistleblower Said the Company Does Too Little to Protect Users. Most of the Public Agrees - Morning Consult

Following the testimony of former Facebook Inc. employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen, most of the public said in a recent Morning Consult poll that the company does not do enough to protect user safety and supports both congressional and corporate actions to remedy the situation.

Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name

Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name

The tech giant wants to be known for more than social media’s ills.

How Facebook neglected the rest of the world, fueling hate speech and violence in India

How Facebook neglected the rest of the world, fueling hate speech and violence in India

A trove of internal documents show Facebook didn’t invest in key safety protocols in the company’s largest market.

fasterthanlime 🌌 on Twitter

fasterthanlime 🌌 on Twitter

🔒 google has a secret deal with facebook called 'Jedi Blue' that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out - google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation

jack⚡️ on Twitter

jack⚡️ on Twitter

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Facebook settles claims it discriminated against US workers

Facebook settles claims it discriminated against US workers

And that $14.25m is supposed to be some kind of record

Alarming new report shows Facebook misinformation still spreading like wildfire

Alarming new report shows Facebook misinformation still spreading like wildfire

Study takes a close look at one source of COVID-19 misinformation.

Google 'colluded' with Facebook to bypass Apple privacy

Google 'colluded' with Facebook to bypass Apple privacy

Amended Texas complaint alleges backroom efforts to maintain ad dominance and more

The Facebook Papers: What you need to know about the trove of insider documents

The Facebook Papers: What you need to know about the trove of insider documents

'We've been fueling this fire for a long time and we shouldn't be surprised it's now out of control,' an employee reportedly wrote on an internal message board.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen says Facebook's investment in the 'metaverse' shows how its priorities are all wrong

Whistleblower Frances Haugen says Facebook's investment in the 'metaverse' shows how its priorities are all wrong

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people to build the 'metaverse,' and Frances Haugen told UK lawmakers it should invest the money in safety instead.

Security Researcher Finds Facebook App Tracking iPhone Movements

Security Researcher Finds Facebook App Tracking iPhone Movements

New warning as Facebook app is suddenly caught secretly 'spying' on millions of iPhone users…

Zuckerberg Announces Fantasy World Where Facebook Is Not a Horrible Company

Zuckerberg Announces Fantasy World Where Facebook Is Not a Horrible Company

Facebook’s new name is “Meta,” and its new mission is to invent a ‘metaverse’ that will make us all forget what it’s done to our existing reality.

Facebook to change name to Meta and build VR fantasy world

Facebook to change name to Meta and build VR fantasy world

His social network has Meta-stasized

The metaverse is bullshit

The metaverse is bullshit

You're not losing your mind: it really does just sound like a worse version of the internet.

Nobody Can See Into Facebook

Nobody Can See Into Facebook

Imagine if automakers were the only ones who could test their cars—and they kept the results secret.

Facebook employees questioned apparent restrictions on Palestinian activist's account: Documents

Facebook employees questioned apparent restrictions on Palestinian activist's account: Documents

A congressional staffer provided the redacted documents to news outlets.

As teens left Facebook, company planned to lure 6-year-olds, documents show

As teens left Facebook, company planned to lure 6-year-olds, documents show

Internal posts and job listings show plans were moving forward.

Facebook documents reveal company targeted children as young as 6

Facebook documents reveal company targeted children as young as 6

Children as young as six were the next business target for Facebook

Zuckerberg’s Meta Endgame Is Monetizing All Human Behavior

Zuckerberg’s Meta Endgame Is Monetizing All Human Behavior

Exploiting data to manipulate human behavior has always been Facebook’s business model. The metaverse will be no different.

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