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Privacy and the Internet are two concepts we are used to. Together in the same sentence, they sound pretty odd recently, we feel we have been spied on and followed for a long time. And it is like waking up from a very nice dream: our safe space on the internet, where we were doing shopping enjoying the absence of the shopping assistant constantly checking on us “how can we help you?” Now has become the same even online and even worse, we get used to it without asking ourselves the right question: not why do we have to be followed, but HOW.

Getting to know how the internet and the lack of privacy work together, will help us understand how we can make the internet a better, more secure place to be in.

So what does Privacy mean?

Depending on who you ask this question, but on a broader definition privacy is the right to be let alone.

Given this fact and its many interpretations, it comes natural to think that it is one of our most natural rights: a person should be free to disclose as much as needed, or as much as wanted about a certain subject, and usually it’s up to that person to disclose the information.

So what is different from a persona’s privacy offline and online?

Normally, nothing. Nothing should be different as the Internet is part of our lives and as our smartphones are a direct extension of our hands and brains, it should be treated as part of our lives.

When digital blends to our offline lives then also privacy should blend equally, but it’s not the case.

Why does privacy matter?

Because we are living in an era of continuous development in terms of technology and we are becoming the common denominator between companies and services. So yeah, we are the product, our data is a commodity.

As technology gets more sophisticated, so is the use of data and Privacy is important because it seems we don’t have a proper choice when it comes to the internet: there is no right for us of not having data collected in the first place, so it looks there is a big difference between privacy offline and online: offline we can keep something for ourselves easily, online there is nothing to stop companies from using our information that we don’t have necessarily to opt in and yet they can use and it’s on us to have to go to each individual business and say “these are my data, do not use it”

We have a whole new technology that didn’t exist, we carry a monitor every day, the whole day. (and night on the bed table, uhu) And this creates a whole new number of rights that need to be protected, that we took for granted offline, but online is a whole other story, the story of how technology is affecting society.


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I quit Facebook.


Because I was curious to see the procedure and how to opt out my data.

Also because it was causing me anxiety, but that’s a whole other story.

There are a number of steps and procedures to follow in order to collect all your data and then delete your profile, of course they won’t make it easy for you, and why should they?

Sounds like a rhetorical question, but there is an answer: they should make it easy because of trust issues we have now toward the giant of silicon valley. They make it difficult, foggy, and the more we dig, the more foggy it gets.

I wonder if they made it simple what would have happened.

Probably the majority of people would not feel the urge to get rid of facebook and then abandon the platform with frustration without opting out.

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Follow the step for the current procedure to leave the Facebook social network:

First of all, the mother of salvation: the backup. You don’t want to lose all the information you throw out there for the past, help me say, 10 years?

How to get a backup of all your data
Step 1

Settings > Your Fb Information > Download your information

Step 2

Select file format, (HTML recommended) select Create File

Step 3

Select all the items in the list of information you are downloading

Step 3.2

Information about you > Information associated at you Facebook account, such as logins to Facebook, and what devices you use

Step 4

Download your information

Now the painful part, the deletion. To be done once you receive your backup which will happen via email

Step 1


Step 2

I want to manage my data