Sometimes companies offering political services, sometimes by selling your data to advertisers, Facebook, Google and other tech companies themselves are trying to earn millions and make you a product. In such a situation, questions are arising that how can we save our privacy from them.
The conditions of social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp etc. are such that to protect them, deleting their app and their account from mobile is the only option. This can be avoided by changing Google’s settings. Learn about data security on three major platforms:
Google: Avoid ‘ad personalization’.
Personal information and thousands of online activities The world’s largest search engine Google is storing it on our servers on the pretext of data personalization from our phone. Not only this, through our data from this search engine is earning profits from more than 150 advertising companies.
Remove advertising companies from the list too.
Go to phone settings. Click on the Google icon. In some phones, this icon will be found in System and Device or Account and Sync option.
Click on Manage Your Google Account. Google account will be visible. In this, go to the Data and Personalization section. Select the option to prevent web activity location history from being stored.
Click on Add Settings from the Add Personalization section. You can turn off ad personalization by going to more options.
Users can check their online choice while turning off ad personalization. Click here to see the list of more than 120 companies involved in Digital Advertising Alliance, which is sending you advertisements. Companies also have to choose the opt-out option.
Whatsapp: Don’t get rid even by deleting app.
Data will be kept for 3 months.
The company keeps your data for 90 days, it helps in rectifying the flaws of the data software.
Delete account, not app.
If you are not happy with the new policy of WhatsApp then you can not avoid it by just deleting the app. Personal information generated in the amount of time you used it will be present in the server of WhatsApp or say its proprietary company Facebook.
Go to the settings of WhatsApp. It will open through three points on the top of the app. Go to the accounts section. In this, you select the delete my account option.
Write your phone number here and click on the option to delete the account. It cannot be recovered later.
Facebook: Store data for 90 days
If it seems that Facebook can use arbitrary data, then it can be finished only by deleting the account.
How to delete an account.
Go to the Settings and Privacy section of Facebook on the right side of the app screen. Click on Settings here and click on your Facebook information in the Buy column.
Click on de activation and deletion.
Here select a permanent delete account and delete the account. Complete the process by filling in the password.