Between the user agreements and the terms of service no one reads, social media users are conceding a lot of ground to online services and companies. Indeed, we’re passively handing over vast amounts of data.
If you don’t want to start controlling your data by selling it, there may be another way. SocialSafe may be the way forward for taking your info out of the cloud and putting it in your hands. In fact, SocialSafe is of the opinion that you own your own content, so the company provides software that allows you to download, store and view all your posted content on your own computer.
The privacy rules on SocialSafe are not only robust, but they’re easy to find. You can even find a list of all the cookies that used in the operation of the service. Chairman and Founder of SocialSafe Julian Ranger said to the BBC “lack of privacy through inadvertent self-harm (over-sharing) and through third-party data aggregation will cause greater and greater harm over the years as people cannot leave their past behind them.”
Not only can you own a physical copy of your data, but the SocialSafe also enables you to search through the downloaded data. Maybe you can look through your updates for those things that you no longer want to appear. The is currently available for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin — and the list keeps growing.
Privacy it isn’t always about telling Facebook what not to show the world. Sometimes it’s about Facebook not showing you everything you’ve said. True privacy is knowing yourself better than anyone else does, and definitely better than your social network knows you.
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