Facebook and Google Keep More Info on You Than You Thought

From keeping logs of your travels to browser searches you thought you deleted, here's what they have on you.

Dylan Curran, technical consultant and web developer, recently shared the ways that companies like Facebook and Google keep information about you. For instance, Google keeps a log of your movements if you have location turned on.



What about those searches that you thought you deleted from your devices? They’re not gone!

Dylan show how Google has an advertising profile for you based on what they know about you. Google will also keep a log of every ap and extension you use and how you use them.
Google keeps all your Youtube history.
Facebook keeps “every message you’ve ever sent or been sent, every file you’ve ever sent or been sent, all the contacts in your phone, and all the audio messages you’ve ever sent or been sent”. It also have a list of words associated with you, what they think you find interesting.


Companies like Facebook and Google might keep these records to ensure consistency across devices, sure, but remember that Facebook and Google are giant advertising companies. They gather information on you so they can sell very targeted ads.

Are you OK with that? Are they just selling ads? In light of the Cambridge Analyticadata breach‘, I wouldn’t trust that nothing nefarious will happen with our stored data.

You can read the whole thread, unrolled, HERE. I’ve had to read it a few times over. You may want to follow some of the links to erase data and change you privacy settings.