Facebook, or where your data live forever. Because it's not yours anymore.
OMG Facebook -_-
Back in 2015, after two years not using my Facebook account, I decided to delete it. I was using it only to keep in touch with people but in reality I used it only for birthday reminder. Not very useful.
I was looking for a way to not simply "deactivate" my account but also completely wipe all data. I did find some blog post back then saying that the only way to do so is to contact Facebook, sending them an email asking them to destroy your account.
So I did.
Present times, July 2017, I was involved in a project where we created a Facebook Messenger chatbot and in order to test it, I wanted to create a new Facebook account, using the same email address as previously.
So I did.
Everything was there. Photos, Videos, Likes, Friends, Personal Info, ... As I left them more than two years ago. No changes. No wipe. It's like leaving your home during holidays and you come back and everything is still there at the same place.
After the surprise, comes the anger. Seriously ? It's scarying. Your data don't belong to you anymore.
That's why I created my own server and domain to host my emails and other data.