I know this isn’t new and maybe I am just finally coming to the realization that it won’t ever change unless I take steps myself. Why would anyone ever allow a company to take all of our personal information and use it against us? It’s one thing to need internet access. Its another thing to access a system that is chock full of a whole bunch of uselessness. The sad fact is we all have allowed this even though we knew about the spying and even if I have some anonymity with my account, I know that I am still being tracked. You and I both have willingly fed this beast and I know that it isn’t just Facebook; our internet browsers, credit cards, cell phone companies and our Internet service providers all do their part at mining our data as well.
I think it is time to do something. My Facebook account is set up as Pat Henry and not personal (read more about Pat Henry here if you are interested). It may be time to consider whether I should stop using Facebook altogether. If you follow the Prepper Journal on Facebook, after Jan 1st there won’t be much in the way of contact with me as I won’t be logging in. I will still try to post articles automatically through the site, but I don’t know if that will be possible if I don’t accept their new privacy terms. You will always be able to read prepping articles on our blog, sign up for our newsletter but my social media days with Facebook may be numbered. Yes, I know there are other Social Media plugs that need to be pulled, but this is a start.
I have deleted my Facebook app on my phone and am considering deleting my Facebook account prior to January 1st. I am investigating a new service called Seen.is which is a company hosted in Iceland where freedom and privacy still has meaning apparently. I know that in the grand scheme of things, this might seem like a useless symbolic gesture, and you may be right. But if we aren’t willing to ever take a stand, even symbolically, what won’t we put up with?
Infowars reporter Joe Biggs uncovers the new Facebook policy that will be introduced on January 1, 2015 that will allow third parties like the CIA, FBI, NSA etc. to collect information from your computer, phones and other devices where you can use Facebook.
For instructions on how to delete your Facebook account, you can go to the Facebook help page here.