you can be tracked all over the web.
Why? Because it's data.
Your settings are changed at least twice a year and usually don't apply to anything you uploaded prior to the change. For example, if the new change now makes your old "private" posts "public", you will need to retroactively apply the new change.
After the 30 days, it can take up to 90 days for your account to be entirely deleted from the system. Logging into other services with your Facebook ID, links them to Facebook, allowing them to collect all the data that you use on that platform as well.
convenient for you, it's to their benefit as well.
- Backup your data with an external hard drive (everything gets hacked, cloud services, Dropbox, etc.)
- Password management. Stop using personal information and 1234. Let the password manager do it for you. Also, use "to factor authentication" (the computer-generated code sent to you when you log-in from a different device).
- Add Identity Theft Insurance to your Homeowner's/Renter's Policy. (a Sylvia K. Alston recommendation, a.k.a. "Cousin Syl")
- Review your privacy settings.
- Do updates on your phones, computers, etc. It's important for your security.
- Be a better digital citizen. "Verify, then share." (Is it true? Is it an old story?)
- Make time to unplug.