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As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.

The #deletefacebook movement took off following the revelations that Facebook had shared, without their explicit consent, the personal information of 50 million users with a Cambridge psychologist, which had later ended up in the hands of the election consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook makes it hard for users to delete their accounts, instead pushing them towards “deactivation”, which leaves all personal data on the company’s servers. When users do ask to permanently delete their accounts, the company suggests: “You may want to download a copy of your info from Facebook.” It is this data dump that reveals the extent of Facebook’s data harvesting – surprising even for a company known to gather huge quantities of personal information.

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I opened a FB account over a year ago. When I tried to log on the next day it said my account has been deactivated. lol I lasted one day and I'm glad. They're as evil as twitter.
glad without it