With almost 2 billion users (1,860,000,000 to be exact), Facebook is one of the most powerful “things” in the world.
But with something so powerful, you must be careful. There are certain facts that you should not have there, such as the address where you live or where your children go to school.
The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has caused many people to question the role Facebook plays in their lives. Concerned about their privacy, some have eliminated their accounts.
If you want to keep your account but better protect your privacy, here are 9 things you can eliminate:
Your birthday is a part of an important puzzle that also includes your name and address, with which people can easily access your personal data.
The best scenario here is to acquire an admirer. The worst case? A stalker who sends you messages constantly.
Most of your “friends”
An Oxford psychology professor, named Robin Dunbar, theorized that humans can maintain approximately 150 stable relationships.
After looking at 3.375 Facebook users, Dunbar discovered that of his Facebook friends, 4.1 were considered reliable and 13.6 showed sympathy during an “emotional crisis”.
Debugging your Facebook can contribute to a healthier interaction with social networks.
Photographs of your children
Victoria Nash, acting director of the Oxford Internet Institute, raised a very good question on this topic, and it has to do with consent: What kind of information would you want to see online in the future?
Previous generations never needed to consider this, but the arrival of the Internet and social networks has given more importance to this issue.
The name of your child’s school
The last thing you want is to give sex offender the opportunity to find out where your child attends school.
In 2015, TechCrunch reported that more than 500 million users reached Facebook from their mobile devices, which means that the same number has the potential to transmit their location online, and anyone can know where you are.
Stop labeling your location
People forget the fact that labeling their location actually reveals every step they take.
Details of the credit card
Never. This is never a good idea.
Images of the boarding pass
Taking a picture of your boarding pass is often a way to brag about your vacation, but do not be fooled! The bar code on the boarding pass is unique to you and can be used to find the information provided to the airline.