Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which are Meta core services you are the product, but you probably already know that. Many have said so. You also know that for all the above companies we have read privacy scandals.
Meta's privacy practices are particularly problematic. At this moment we can say with better safety due to the size of its user database that the company is the largest non-government collector of personal information in history.
Meta, through its different applications knows more about your personality than you can imagine. From seemingly simple details like your phone number and email to the very annoying like history locations, your sexual orientation, your relationship status and a lot of biometric information. Meta has it all.
If you use Facebook, Meta has a complete history of where you've been for at least the last year. Once you sign up for any of Meta's products, you're tracked indefinitely. Facebook, for example, tracks you even when you're not using one of its products. It does this through data sharing agreements with hundreds of other companies technology whose apps you use.
Activity off Facebook (off facebook activity) allows you to see and control what facebook knows about you through third-party websites and applications.
From music players, programs tours, game apps, eBook readers to caller ID apps, most of the software installed on your device shares your data with Meta.
Αυτό σημαίνει ότι η εταιρεία μπορεί να καθορίσει με τρομακτική ακρίβεια το γούστο σας στη μουσική, τα βιβλία, τα παιχνίδια, τους ιστότοπους που επισκέπτεστε, τι κάνετε στο διαδίκτυο και πώς αλληλεπιδράτε με την technology in its entirety.
Don't you believe it?
Log in to Facebook, and do click in the menu bar at the top right corner of your app screen
Scroll down to find the "Settings".
Go even further and find the "Off-Facebook Activity" or Off-Facebook Activity. (https://www.facebook.com/off_facebook_activity)
Click on Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity and you will be asked for the code accesss you use.
You will see and be able to manage the list of applications that share your personal data with Facebook.