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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urges students to delete their Facebook account
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urges students to delete their Facebook account

Brian Acton quit WhatsApp three years after it was purchased by Facebook in 2014.

WhatsApp co-founder hits out at Facebook yet again; urges students to delete app
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WhatsApp co-founder hits out at Facebook yet again; urges students to delete app

Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp has renewed calls for people to delete Facebook.

Facebook has seen a sudden spike in data download requests in November: Report
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Facebook has seen a sudden spike in data download requests in November: Report

The first time this feature became popular was when Facebook Analytica scandal was discovered and users were exiting the platform.

Facebook grace period for permanent account termination extended from 14 to 30 days
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Facebook grace period for permanent account termination extended from 14 to 30 days

Earlier this grace period before an account was permanently removed from Facebook was 14 days.

Facebook's latest data breach exposes the personal information of 50 million users
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Facebook's latest data breach exposes the personal information of 50 million users

Facebook is logging out everyone who has used this "View As" which totals to around 90 million users.

Watch: This video decodes the sinister ways in which websites manipulate your behaviour using dark patterns
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Watch: This video decodes the sinister ways in which websites manipulate your behaviour using dark patterns

There are many kinds of dark patterns, the most common being: ads disguised as actual content and navigation elements; spam emails; misdirection from hidden costs (which you can totally avoid by clicking on the ‘skip this step’ link in the tiny, indistinct font somewhere at the bottom of the page); and tricks to make you share more information than you intend to.

#DeleteFacebook: How to go about deleting or deactivating your Facebook profile
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#DeleteFacebook: How to go about deleting or deactivating your Facebook profile

Facebook allows you to download and backup your data in case you want to leave the social network and sever all ties.