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

Sure, we knew some amount of our data was stored by Google and Facebook...but do you have a clear idea of how much?

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

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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Google Stores Much More Than You’d Think

Google Customises Ads Based on Your Personal Data

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Google knows where you are:

Your Data Is Enough to Fill About 400,000 Word Documents

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Facebook Knows Every App Connected to Your Facebook Account... Like Tinder

They Have Access to Your Webcam & Mic

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Yep, They Know What Images You Download

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Still think your personal data stays ‘personal’?

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