We’re all aware of what’s going on with Facebook recently without going into too much detail. Your photos and files are being scanned by artificial intelligence to help teach their algorithms with all sorts of things that affect you emotionally and your judgment, and they are undisclosed.
The association of user accounts to individuals has created Profiles. Profiles are built on you in the backend to serve advertisements and serve non-paid user-generated content to your walls, feeds, and other content distribution channels.
It’s not fair that every time you upload a file or a picture, you have to be concerned about an algorithm scanning it & knowing what makes you tick and how to pull more money out of your pocket with the well-placed advertisement because they know more about you than you know about you.
Why would you do this, though, because it’s free? Free is usually an expense of some other freedom or right. Right now, we’re talking about your loss of the right to privacy. We used to not worry about it because who cares if you’re not doing anything illegal or wrong they can look at my boring pictures all day.
None of us are quitting social media, though, and I’m not sure how people will feel about blockchain social media where posts can’t be edited or deleted, and that’ll cause a whole new world in itself.
However, you can avoid uploading short and medium-term file storage, like a private picture or file you’d like to share, onto a place like Facebook, Google Drive, or a DM on some other platform.
You’d send the file hash key after your upload with http://decentrafile.com/usb.
The file hash key is a string of numbers and letters your friend would copy and paste at the end of a URL we give you, or they can view your file using this IPFS retrieval tool http://decentrafile.com/retrieve.php.