Many, many guides to digital privacy will tell you that the single best way to reclaim a significant chunk of your privacy is to delete your Facebook account. That’s solid advice. Facebook is hugely intrusive and highly untrustworthy.
However, there is one small problem with deleting your Facebook account. You’re just not going to do that, are you? Facebook is too useful. Facebook keeps you in touch with family and friends, reminds you of their birthdays, gives you news and entertainment.
Like Google, Facebook does provide some tools to help you maximise your privacy. You should get familiar with these if you’re not already. Like Google, Facebook makes money by building a detailed profile of you based on your interests and activity and then charging advertisers for the privilege of showing you ads. It is in Facebook’s interest to find out more and more about you.