The Dark Side of Facebook No One Told You
Facebook has been a popular social network that even businesses use. However, after informing myself about how Facebook really works, I advise you to terminate your account. Many people as well as companies opt to never use Facebook.
Facebook has been known to manipulate privacy settings so that users’ personal information is available for commercial use. This means that no matter how private you make your Facebook account, people will still have access to your personal information.
A typical and unbelievable thing people do on Facebook is create fake profiles. You may also be a victim of identity theft. Also there is a chance of assault if you publish information with someone dangerous.
When you create a Facebook account you will most likely stumble upon Facebook asking you for you phone number and address. Once you reveal your phone number and address, dangerous strangers will use it at their own advantage. Revealing such information could even bring up the possibility of burglary. If you have a business you have to share address and phone number. That said, try getting a box number. Also try avoiding landline phones and get a mobile or Skype phone number.
On Facebook you’ll notice you’ll get a handful of ads, but be careful as they are dangerous. It isn’t easy to know which ads are safe and which are malicious. That said, you will probably get an ad on your timeline while browsing and it happens to have malicious code in it. In the past, there was an ad with malware that told people to download an antivirus software that was actually a virus.
It’s common for parents to post pictures of their kids; you’d this there is nothing wrong for your friend to share his son getting a bath. Unfortunately I have to say that you’re definitely wrong. It’s a big mistake to share such pictures on Facebook as this opens up the potential for pedophiles to have new material. This becomes an even bigger issue if your address is published. If you wish to share pictures of your kids, only make it available for your friends to see and not everyone.
Facebook may be enjoyable for a lot of people but did you know that like every other social network, it’s very addicting. This is an even bigger issue amongst teenagers and it can also affect their mental health.
If some of your friends have a weak password and it gets hacked, the hacker can send you malware. This malware will most likely get passed on to all of your friends.
Mark Zuckerberg said himself the following information: “40 percent of all Facebook profiles are not real people. They could have possibly been set up by bots or impostors”. So be careful with who you add on your Facebook account. If you have a lot of friends, the chances of bumping into an imposter get higher and higher.