How to keep your data safe without having to #DeleteFacebook

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March 24, 2018 10:02 am Published by

If you’re committed to throwing Facebook and advertisers off your trail, make it harder for them to pin down exactly who you are. Mark Marino, director of the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab at USC, says he tells people to create a little noise in their profile. Basically, lie. Make your birthday a different date than it actually is. Tell Facebook you’re 100 years old. There’s no reason Facebook needs to know your hometown, or which of your friends are actually your family members. A lot of people fill in those fields just because they’re there, but they are not mandatory to having a Facebook account.

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