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https://www.acronis.com/en-us/cyber-protection/Facebook promises to protect privacy - again

Did you hear the one about the company that notoriously abused its customers’ private data for years, then suddenly started claiming that it’s all about privacy? It’s no joke, and far from a laughing matter for consumer privacy advocates.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that his company would begin encrypting private messages on its soon-to-be-consolidated three messaging platforms: Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Zuckerberg went further, positioning the move as symbolic of Facebook’s new commitment to protecting user privacy.

If you’ve been following the news for the past year, you can be forgiven for rolling your eyes.

Deleting my Facebook account

While most people understood that they were giving up some privacy by being on the platform, few realized the digging went that deep. As a result, there’s been a groundswell of people – celebrities and non-celebrities – joining the #DeleteFacebook campaign.

If you want to know how to delete your Facebook account – or are considering taking a break until you are satisfied the company has addressed users’ privacy concerns – there are a few things you should consider.