Facebook, Google Store More of Your Personal Data Than You Thought
You think your personal data is not stored by Facebook and Google?
You think your personal data is not stored by Facebook and Google?(Photo: iStock)

Facebook, Google Store More of Your Personal Data Than You Thought

In light of the recent incident of the massive data breach, many are calling for greater social media regulation. The question that has arisen after Cambridge Analytica – the international data mining company – allegedly misused Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential campaign is that:

How safe is our personal data that we put up on the social networking platforms?

Also Read : Regulating Facebook Won’t Prevent Data Breaches

To answer this question, Dylan Curran, a web developer, recently started a massive Twitter thread explaining how Facebook and Google store minute details of user information across all devices.

Curran said that even deleting the information doesn't really help!

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Still think your personal data stays ‘personal’?

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