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braketheboxes wrote (edited )

I meant safer as in I don't have to be paranoid about FB violating my privacy

That ship sailed a long long long time ago

Facebook have a record of every IP and device you have ever connected from. Not only that they will have analytics on user usage patterns. So an algorithm will be able to link you based on things like what days you use it, what times of the day, what pages you visit, where your mouse is on screen, your typing speed and lots more. Add browser fingerprinting to this with hardware fingerprinting such as canvas API readouts to narrow down your GPU.

We have not even touched the social aspect, if you contact the same people on different accounts your easy to identify.

Facebook should be treated like an intelligence agency because they have a file on nearly everyone on the planet.

Even if you don't have a profile all it takes is one friend to have the app on their phone and now facebook has your name, number and email address.

Facebook's strength is the network effect and apathy. If you leave you are no longer giving them new data and you reduce the network effect by 1. Others may leave because you do.

Ultimately at the very least research it so you have no excuse to say "I didn't know".

https://deletefacebook.com/

http://www.salimvirani.com/facebook/

if you insist on using facebook, use tails https://tails.boum.org/ and only use the facebook onion site https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/?_fb_noscript=1 and you must make a new account and not use the same usage patterns or talk to the same people otherwise they will link the profile through your social graph.