6. Shares data with governments and PRISM programme.
That abuse you were typing but did not post might be used against you in the future. Also, if you voice your opinion against, say, China, you might end up on the wrong side of the law whenever you visit the Asian giant.
8. They are building a database of yours from every bit of info on you.
Even if a friend posts something or mentions something about you, Facebook collects that to build a database of you. They have previously (and maybe even now) tricked your friends into revealing more about you.
12. Your friends often see endorsements not made by you.
Your liking of a particular product of a particular company does not mean you like every product of the company. Sometimes, your friends may see that you have ‘liked’ something when, in reality, you have not.
“Switch it off – delete your Facebook. That’s very harsh, because you think, ‘I won’t be able to keep in touch with my friends’ – and my honest answer to that is… if they’re your real friends, they’ll stay with you.” – Maisie Williams on cyber bullying.
It is like you are living in North Korea. These are just 22 of the ways Facebook has turned you into a product it can use or throw as it wills. For a complete understanding of the same, please read this excellent research by Salim Virani.