#AceNewsDesk – Mar.27: The world is waking up to the dark side of Facebook: A growing movement is calling on people to delete their accounts following allegations that Cambridge Analytica used data scraped from 50 million Facebook profiles to design a system which targeted US voters with political adverts tailored to their psychological makeup…………..Facebook already has so much information on its users that it could be regarded as one of the greatest surveillance networks and tools of social control ever devised by humanity…………We’ve spent the past decade telling Mark Zuckerberg absolutely everything about ourselves, handing his social network our intimate pictures and thoughts without a care in the world………If you want to stop Big Zucker watching you, it’s easy to close your account and force Facebook to delete your information: But be warned: this is a permanent decision #AceNewsDesk reports
Heres the instructions on how to safely download your Facebook phots and then delete your account forever:
Make sure you save your precious snaps before telling the social network to remove all traces of your data from its archives (Picture: Metro.co.uk)
Even the most hardened Zuckophobe is likely to have uploaded a least a few pictures that are worth saving before their private data is memory holed.
Read on to find out how to save your pictures – and then delete all your information from Facebook forever.
How to download your photos from Facebook
To get all your photos, you’ll need to download an archive containing absolutely everything Facebook knows about you
This includes seeing exactly which friends you’ve unfriended over the years (but not who has unfriended you) and everything you’ve done on your timeline including status updates and photos.
That includes your relationship statuses (ALL of them), family, education, employers, registration date – including the exact time, where and the IP address of the computer you used to register an account.
Once you realise how much information Facebook has about you, it might make you question whether to let it gather any more.
Here’s how to get your photos from Facebook:
1) Click the little white arrow in the top right corner of your home screen
Scroll down and click ‘Settings’.
2) Click ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data’
3) Click Start My Archive
This takes you to a pop-up box for you to enter your password. It can take a while to download.
4) Click the .zip file
Now you can click through files of your photos and data.
How to delete your Facebook account
The first thing you should do is deactivate your account, which temporarily removes your account from searches until you decide to reactivate or complete deletion.
This should allow to see if you can suffer the pangs of social media withdrawal without relapsing.
Here’s how to do it:
- Click the account menu down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page in your web browser.
- Select settings.
- Choose security in the left column.
- Choose deactivate your account’ and follow the steps to shut that shit down.
You’ll need to go one step further to delete your account, which you can do by following this link.
Basically, you’ll need to file a request with Facebook which will let you
How to delete your Facebook app
Once you’ve deleted your account, you may wish to institute a scorched earth policy and get rid of the app completely from your phone.
On iPhone, you delete apps by holding down on your home screen. When the apps start moving around click the cross in the top-right corner of the app you want to delete.
On an Android phone, open your device’s settings, tap apps & notifications, then choose the app that you want to uninstall. If you don’t see it, first tap see all apps or app info. Then choose to uninstall.
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