There are two companies in the world that know more about you than perhaps you know about yourself. Both of which are, of course, Facebook and Google/Alphabet.
In this podcast we focus specifically on Facebook Inc and how to stop its list of services (namely Facebook, Instagram and Messenger) from harvesting your public and private data and behaviours and selling it on to advertisers.
Data collected from what we do online is used against us. There are no benefits to us, the Facebook Inc user, in the surveillance and data harvesting exchange.
The phrase, ‘If the service is free, then you are the product’ is often used to explain why Facebook’s services don’t come with a financial cost but author Shoshana Zuboff explains in her book, Surveillance Capitalism, ‘You are not the product; you are the abandoned carcass.’
In this podcast you’ll learn how to stop Facebook Inc from tracking your every move both on its own platforms and across the web. You’ll learn how to turn off advertising tracking, location tracking, face recognition and more.
2:14 Timeline of Facebook’s data breaching events
5:33 Everything Facebook knows about you
9:46 Why care about your privacy and what Facebook knows about you
12:00 How to stop Facebook tracking you in your ad preference settings
18:20 How to turn off your location so Facebook can’t track where you go
19:19 How to turn off Facebook’s facial recognition
20:17 Turn off the ‘Off-Facebook’ activity
21:15 Unlike Facebook pages
22:15 Using a privacy browser so Facebook can’t track you around the web
24:19 Using a smartphone firewall to stop non-Facebook apps from sending data to Facebook about you
Resources/people/articles mentioned in the podcast
Turn off Facebook ad preferences – facebook.com
Turn off Facebook location settings – facebook.com
Turn off face recognition – facebook.com
Turn off ‘off-Facebook’ activity – facebook.com
Unlike Facebook pages – facebook.com
Why you need to ditch Google Chrome and use the Brave browser – stedavies.com
Brave browser – brave.com
Tag Explorer – chrome.google.com
Lockdown iOS – apple.com
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