What if I sent you a note like this:
I’ve decided to change your privacy preferences. They don’t look right to me.
I’ve gathered them over the last few years and look after them for you.
Just click here and I’ll make your online experience better. Better still, I’ll work out what, “better”, means for you.
Anyway, here is a cat on a skateboard and some hate fuelled drivel. Just click to agree.
Yours, WhatsApp and Facebook
You may have been asked whether you agree to allow WhatsApp to provide Facebook with your phone number recently. You may have read posts like this from me before. Usually when the FB family do something like this. If they won’t give up, neither will I.
You can opt out for now, though not entirely.
Can you think of anything more personal, more fluid and situational, anything more private than your privacy preferences?
The idea of someone else even storing your privacy preferences let alone telling you what they should be is quite ridiculous when you think about it.
Given the lack of alternatives at present, your main option is to delete your FB and WhatsApp accounts while we work out how to do this properly. I am hovering over the delete buttons on mine, wondering if they are worth the trade off.