I wonder how useful leaving Facebook is, if you're on Instagram.

Since they own it (bought in '12), aren't those tracking results just feeding right back into the monster? The ad features work between FB Pages and Insta, so there seems to be significant sharing of some info.

TL;DR - If you want to stay on Insta, deleting FB may not do you one goddamned bit of good.

We must demand opt-outs. No compromise. No selling info without permission. If that means a monthly fee for use of a service, so be it.

The horrible thing is, if you want off both FB and IG, what do you replace them with? Where is an acceptable substitute?

Recode: Here’s how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data for 50 million users.

Back in 2015, though, Facebook also allowed developers to collect some information on the friend networks of people who used Facebook Login. That means that while a single user may have agreed to hand over their data, developers could also access some data about their friends. This was not a secret — Facebook says it was documented in their terms of service — but it has since been updated so that this is no longer possible, at least not at the same level of detail.

Woah, woah, woah ... WHAT?!!!

Probably announced via one of those popups, "Facebook has changed its terms of service." Go read a thousand lines of 7 point type, and God help you understanding the legalese. Remember the panics over use of images? People couldn't understand it, and Facebook rewrote it how many times?

I love the internet, don't get me wrong. But on certain days, I'd like to go back to colorful post cards and stickers. Really, these large social services really need to get serious about testing security vectors in their codebases. Including downstream, unauthorized uses of legally obtained info.