Do you get the creepy feeling that Facebook is following you around on the web? Even after logging out of Facebook? Do you need to clear out your cookies? Here’s what others think and what you can possibly do about it.
Some people are concerned about Facebook and other social media sites collecting information on them and selling it to whomever, like insurance companies, future employers, etc. I don’t know if that happens now but it certainly could happen at some time in the future.
For example if your relative on Facebook talks about a medical condition that runs in the family (even if they are mistaken) your health insurance rates could go up. Some are so worried about this that they have taken steps to not only quit Facebook but to remove permanently any information about them still on the site.
Here’s how they say they did it.
I am not saying you should do this. We live in an interconnected world. I think we should just think before we put anything online. As they say, don’t put anything there that you wouldn’t want your boss or your mother to read as a headline in a newspaper. That said, I always log out when I finish on Facebook.
Can Facebook affect your credit score? Possibly. Click here to see PC World’s take on Facebook having the potential to affect your FICO scorre.