How would you feel if you found out that someone has been stalking you? Would you feel disturbed if that said “stalker” has had access to not only the photos you’ve shared on social media but even some very personal files such as your banking transactions?
I’m assuming you’d immediately take action and confront that person. Besides, no one has the right to invade your privacy, right? Well surprise, surprise – that “stalker” could actually be social media itself.
Take it from user Nick Whigham who personally discovered that Facebook has in fact amassed a huge amount of data about him – and many of those are things he didn’t even know existed in the first place.
So Facebook has a “secret file” for every user? Apparently, yes!
Whigham, who works as a New Zealand Herald reporter, shared he was truly surprised about the unexpected discovery. The “secret file” from Facebook, said Whigham, contained a lot of very personal details.
“It included scanned copies of lease forms from a previous rental property I must’ve sent to my buddies over Messenger, my current tenant ledger report, an old monthly billing statement for my home broadband, screenshots of banking transfers and seemingly endless web pages of all the banal conversations I have ever had on the platform.
“It’s an odd feeling to think that, in some ways, Facebook knows you better than you know yourself.”
Furthermore, Facebook also stores facial recognition data, names and numbers of your contacts, sites you’ve visited online, and others.
Sounds pretty scary? It definitely is!
Here’s how you can check out the “secret file” yourself:
Click the small “down” triangle on the top-right corner of Facebook.
Click Settings and go to the General tab.
At the bottom part, click “Download a copy of your Facebook data.”
Once you’ve done all that, wait for an hour or so and you will receive an email informing you your data is already available for downloading.
According to Facebook, it’s part of what they do to keep the platform free.
As indicated in the site’s data policy:
“We work with third-party companies who help us provide and improve our Services or who use advertising or related products, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free services to people around the world.”
Well how do you feel about this issue, folks? Is it fair for Facebook to be doing this in the first place? Drop a comment below and tell us about it.
The 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World
Check out the rides of the one-percenter.
The cars at the top tier are more than just a mode of transportation - they are works of art on wheels. They may not be the most practical or efficient cars around, but they certainly are the most flamboyant and gives the owner swagger like no other.
This list leaves out the classic cars sold in auctions and includes road-legal vehicles that are recently made. This list also allows one car per nameplate and remember, the most expensive cars are not necessarily the fastest ones. There are more than 10 multi-million dollar cars, but here are some that only the one percenter can afford.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - $4.8 million
Indian Bride Notices Groom Was Balding, Cancels Entire Wedding
That is one hell of a comeback, though.
Marriage is not an easy thing. Hence many couples take years to decide before tying the knot. Apparently, an Indian doctor’s experience says otherwise. He had to literally marry a complete stranger after his first (supposedly) bride left him at the altar. And her reason? Well, he was balding.
Ravi Kumar had to travel more or less 1,000 km from New Delhi to the village of Sugauli in Bihar just to marry a woman he had never ever met. It was his family who arranged the wedding a year in advance, just after the girl’s father stayed at Dr. Kumar’s home three times.
Dr. Kumar's first bride-to-be left him after she found out he was balding.
Woman Ends Up With Massive $10,000 Debt After Trying To Become Instagram Star
Now she’s warning others to avoid the same mistakes.
Although some people would have you believe that being an Instagram influencer is easy, one woman tells us it’s certainly not the case. And she learned that firsthand so she definitely knows what she’s talking about.
Originally from Miami, Lissette Calveiro eventually moved to New York to chase the dream of being an Instagram star. She lived the life, documenting everything from her expensive trips, clothes, food, and everything else in between in the said social media platform.