As Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress about the safety and privacy it provides for its users, you might be thinking what information the company has about you.

I like to think that I keep what I post or view relatively private, and give out as little personal information as possible.  I rarely have my location on, never give permission for apps to access my pictures, contacts etc, I never even save passwords on my frequented websites. I honestly thought they wouldn't know much besides that fact that I love the Bruins and Cowboys, and I travel as much as I can. Boy, was I wrong. Wrong doesn't even begin to describe it.

Not only Facebook, but hundreds and hundreds of advertisers had personal information about me, the standard stuff, email addresses, phone number, education and employment information, all stuff I knew I had entered, but it went so far beyond that. Everything I thought I had deleted, was still there. Just because something is deleted from your page, it still lives on in Facebook world. Everything I thought had made disappear, was alive and well in my deleted data, which was never actually deleted. Further more, and what I found most shocking, because I had downloaded messenger on my phone, they had access to the contents of my phone book and information on myself and all of my contacts.

While I don't think anything of this is life threatening, it was quite surprising to know that information I thought I had kept private, was quite the opposite.

To find out the data that Facebook has saved about you, click this link.

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