Last month I asked what was your current relationship status with Facebook and got a good amount of replies. Generally, most of you still use the platform to varying degrees, either actively, passively, or reluctantly. Facebook has been in the news again this past few days, of course for all the wrong reasons, so I'm asking another question now - what will it take for you to finally quit the network?
Last month it was reported that Facebook was storing users' passwords in plain text, a big security no-no. Then a few days ago, a double whammy. First it was reported that Facebook also uploaded users' email contacts without their consent...
...and that it also stored Instagram users' passwords in plain text as well, proving that the company's incompetence extends to its other properties and is not limited to its own in-house products. What's worse is that Facebook announced this latest security mishap silently by updating an old press release rather than writing a new post, no doubt hoping that people wouldn't notice it. But people did.
With two of its biggest services proving to be security dumpster fires, I wouldn't be surprised if one day we were to learn that WhatsApp user data was somehow compromised as well. Which is an extremely alarming prospect considering Facebook's plan to merge its services together.
With so many problems and security lapses, what would it take for you to actually delete Facebook from your life? Would you consider leaving Instagram? Would you ever be able to? Or are you unbothered by these revelations?