Here is all the data that the social network keeps on you

It's no secret that Facebook keeps a lot of data about its users . Since 2013, a feature allows users to download a complete archive gathering all the data about them. In March 2018, Georges Abi-Heila HackerNoon site has decided to download his archive to know exactly what Facebook knows about it.

Facebook: 10 years of activity compressed into a ZIP file

The Abi-Heila archive, registered on the network since September 14, 2007, was a 500 MB ZIP file . After unzipping the file, the reporter discovered that Facebook keeps absolutely all user activity in memory.

People who are no longer on your list of friends, your former relationships, your former employers, your previous names: everything is saved. When you post a photo on Facebook , all of the photo's metadata are recorded: the camera model, exposure, orientation, aperture, shutter speed, focal length, and even the download IP address.

Facebook: how to download the archive of your data?

As Abi-Heila points out, this may be the first time in history that a complete decade of human behavior has been stored. With this data, Facebook is easily able to determine the elements of your daily life with precision. Your home, your place of work, your usual journey, your waking hours and bedtime ...

If you'd like to download a copy of your Facebook data, click the arrow icon on the top right and then Settings. The button to download a copy of your Facebook data is located under the general settings of the account .