Social media is useful as people post views, takes about life, be it thoughts, idea of special events, and memorable events to express themselves. Users need to know that anything that can be used against them must not be shared on social media as the information is retained for a long time. These platforms keep your tracks closer than any other application, the reason why they feed you with relevant information in your searches.
Applications keep a keen eye on users’ addictively to the point of breaking into their privacy. This is because they rely heavily on people’s tastes and preferences. These platforms read peoples’ behavior, from how you relate with each other, what types of posts are popular, current moods, to shared problems.
Governments work closely with social media to access user’s information for study or other purposes. Third parties wanting to increase their profits in online business buy this information to enable them design customer-friendly services. Identity theft is another risk, that comes in the form of email or message that seem genuine to trick you into sharing delicate data like passwords or banking information allowing hacking of accounts. Social media is ideal means of malicious program distributors to user’s contacts.