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How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Phantom » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 08:12

It seems the slimy bastards won't let you delete your account. I went to this: link https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account with Pale Moon, Firefox and Chrome and all I get is a blank damn page. WTF!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Anyone know how to get rid of their shit? Bad enough I couldn't uninstall the App in my phone and had to disable it only so now I'm running a firewall on my phone to block any connections to it. The Samsung Package Disabler is $3.99 and I'm not paying for it with a 4.0 rating.

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Once you login you'll get the blank page.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby rabnbeinn » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 09:02

Your link does indeed take you to their 'Permanently delete account'.

Page looks ok to me.

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I can also delete the Facebook app on my phone (Samsung) and reinstall it with no problems.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Latitude » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 15:35

Why not leaving your account and not login into it anymore?

And, Facebook account deletion is a bogus feature.

It won't delete all your data on the server. It just hides your account from outside viewing. Your data still exists in the server.... forever.

And all cloud services do this pattern.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Phantom » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 05:04

Managed to delete my account. Used VMware Player to do it. I saw a YouTube video about blank pages with Facebook and it seems like that was due to a caching issue. Yet I never store a cache or cookies, and I use Sandboxie for my browser so nothing should stick. Don't understand that one.


Latitude wrote:Why not leaving your account and not login into it anymore?



Because if the option to delete your account is there why not utilize it? I've read that they do in fact delete your data after like 90 days or something. What ever that's worth at least. And because of it they offer you the ability to backup your data by downloading it.

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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby badnick » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 06:14

You can't untill the "men in black" (who is behind these social platforms) will analyze and archive your data! :wave:

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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Night Wing » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 09:55

One of my friends deleted his Facebook account two years ago. About one year ago, he told me he was glad he deleted his Facebook account. I asked him since that time, did he ever visit Facebook and type in his username and his old password for Facebook? He told me he hadn't. I asked him if he really thought Facebook deleted his account? On a whim, he went to Facebook, typed in his username and old password and he waltzed right back in to his old supposedly "deleted" account.

Facebook tracks its users and non-users. Non users, those people who have never had a Facebook account and those who had a Facebook account and deleted their Facebook account. I've never had a Facebook account. I had heard through the grapevine Facebook tracks people like me and calls us "shadow people" and tracks us because Facebook considers people like me "security risks".

With linux Mint, I installed a utility program called, "Domain Blocker" and put Facebook's web address in it. Domain Blocker keeps "any" browser (Pale Moon, SeaMonkey, Firefox, etc) on any of my four computers from accessing Facebook's server and vice versa so Facebook can't run in the background clandestinely tracking me on the sly without my knowledge when I'm visiting websites.

Below is a screenshot showing how I was surfing the net, visited Fox News and read an article about Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren earlier this morning. Right in the middle of the article was a nice window informing me "Pale Moon can't establish a connection to the server at http://www.facebook.com". The screenshot of the article and the window is below. You'll have to left click on the attachment to make it larger.

If anything is a security threat when it comes to tracking people on the net, Facebook (and Mark Zuckerberg) should put their names at the top of the list in my opinion. So deleting your Facebook account is just a false sense of security on your part if you get my drift. Facebook's business model is to gather data on "everyone" on the net so they can sell the data to advertisers.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Moonchild » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 10:32

Off-topic:
Night Wing,

Please don't misconstrue websites embedding facebook content in their pages as Facebook actively tracking you as an individual user -- Facebook doesn't control that website so it's the webmaster's doing if Facebook learns of your visit to that website as a result (and even that can easily be prevented by the webmaster with proper webdesign and iframing the content).
Of course if that content is loaded and you stay logged in to your Facebook account, Facebook will of course know you visited that content.

For that matter, many "tracker monitors" also misreport having a mere link TO a Facebook page as a "tracker" while that would only be a potential issue if your browser prefetches linked content (Pale Moon does not). Facebook won't see your visit to a page by that page just having a link on it.


On-topic: The page linked to works just fine (I recently used it). If you select "delete account" you have 14 days to get back into your account and cancelling deletion by logging in. Staying logged out for more than that time will start the deletion process which is unrecoverable. If the account was merely deactivated (which Facebook recommends) then the data will remain on their servers and you can be away for however long without your account data being deleted. but if you actually tell them to delete it, they will (they actually are obligated to, by law, AFAIK).
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Isengrim » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 11:07

Off-topic:
Night Wing wrote:With linux Mint, I installed a utility program called, "Domain Blocker" and put Facebook's web address in it. Domain Blocker keeps "any" browser (Pale Moon, SeaMonkey, Firefox, etc) on any of my four computers from accessing Facebook's server and vice versa so Facebook can't run in the background clandestinely tracking me on the sly without my knowledge when I'm visiting websites.

Large internet-based companies often use hundreds of domains to serve their content. If you are only blocking "www.facebook.com", it won't be nearly enough.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Night Wing » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 12:29

Isengrim wrote:
Off-topic:
Large internet-based companies often use hundreds of domains to serve their content. If you are only blocking "www.facebook.com", it won't be nearly enough.


Off-topic:
In my Domain Blocker, I've also added this address for Facebook too: (facebook.com). When it comes to privacy, I'm not a paranoid type, but after watching the congressional hearings with Zuckerberg concerning his comments on what he considers shadow users , I err on the side of caution.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Latitude » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 14:39

The only fatal mistake is registering a Facebook account in the first place.

What you store there aren't really deleted.

In reality, Facebook doesn't lie. It is written as "Deactivate my account"; not "Delete my account". Nothing is "deleted".
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Moonchild » Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 14:48

Incorrect, latitude. It is written as "Delete" my account. They suggest deactivating, but the option to delete is there. If you choose it, it will be deleted (after 14 days so people who regret something they did in a spur of the moment can still have their account)
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Phantom » Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 05:37

That is my understanding as well. They give you the option to delete your account and before you do give you the option to backup your data. Given the fact it's "evil Facebook", they are supposed to delete your data anyway.

If you have any Facebook Apps installed, you need to make sure you log out of those and uninstall/disable them first, then go to a computer and delete your account. I say this as a caution since if you log back in everything is reinstated. So people claiming there data was not removed either didn't take that step, or simply deactivated rather than deleting their account.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Moonchild » Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 06:53

Any apps that are still inked to your account will automatically be unlinked/disabled when your account is removed -- because there is nothing left to link against.

The only way the account data can still be there after the grace period for deletion is if you did not actually delete the account but chose to deactivate it, instead.
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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby Phantom » Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 14:04

If you are withen the 14 days, you can't login again. That's why I said you should remove the App.

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Re: How to permanently delete Facebook account?

Unread postby TwoTankAmin » Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 16:00

I do not believe Microsoft, Facebook, Google or any of them when they say you can delete your information. I believe, without any doubt at all, this is a bold faced lie. Data is money and nobody willingly destroys money. How do any of you actually know for a fact your information is really deleted when you request this? The answer is, you don't. You must trust what they say. Considering how often they have lied, why sould any rational person believe they will not continue doing so?

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This is why i do not use any social media nor register with such sites.
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