The growth in the internet and social media has totally transformed our lives, especially the way we go about our daily lives.
The amount of information that we now put up on the internet is increasing with each passing day. This information being shared on the internet ranges from simple expression like how we feel and what we are doing to important stuff like our pictures, videos, contact information, emotional outbursts, and what not. The fact that this information is being shared on social media like Facebook where it can be seen by people that are not-so-close to us, can be potentially dangerous: And, imagine if this information is shared with complete strangers.
Sounds like a Scary Thought?
The growing ability of stalkers and other nefarious elements to easily collect private information of unsuspecting users has resulted in 61% of users not trusting Facebook with their private information.
What Next? Deactivate Your Facebook Account?
A Facebook account can be easily deleted through the account settings. Facebook provides its users the option to download all the information they put up on the website like photos, videos, status updates, etc. before deactivating their account. Moreover, Facebook also keeps your account on its database for 2 weeks before permanently deleting it. So, you have got some time to think over your decision and reestablish your ties with Facebook.
There is also an option to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account, just so that you can get a feel of how life would be without Facebook!
As your first line of defense, you can disable Java on your computer to protect your private data. Moreover, you can also safeguard the privacy of your information by installing the newest Java version on your PC. As these are basic safety practices, they can only ensure basic level of protection. For comprehensive safety and security, get a VPN account from a good VPN service provider. Moreover, make sure that you have your VPN connection working for the entire duration of your stay on the internet. A VPN can be termed the last line of defense for ordinary internet users!