This article covers how to opt-out of data sharing from Facebook, Amazon, Google, Reddit, etc. You might have, deliberately or accidentally, opt-in or enabled option or participated to share your data with 3rd party companies while creating some account on Amazon, Google, LinkedIn, etc. While some people are aware of such marketing practices and data sharing, others are not. Or there could be another case that earlier you wanted to be a part of such a program to improve user experience, etc., but now you want to get rid of that. For this, a free service will definitely be helpful to you.
The service that I have covered to opt-out of data sharing from different social networks, e-commerce sites, etc., are known as “SimpleOptOut.com“. It supports 40+ services to help you opt-out from data sharing. Basically, it doesn’t do that on its own. It simply opens that page of the associated service where the opt-out option is available. For example, if you want to opt-out from Search history & ad personalization for your Google account, then it lets you jump to that page with a single click so that you can take further actions wherever necessary.
List of Services Supported for Opt-out of Data Sharing:
- CapitalOne 360.
- Bank of America.
- Comcast Xfinity.
- Crate & Barrel.
- Meredith/Time Inc.
- Taunton Press.
- Wells Fargo.
- Yelp, etc.
How to Opt-out of Data Sharing from Facebook, Amazon, Google, Reddit?
This is a very simple service. It doesn’t need any type of sign up or other requirements. The only thing to make sure is you are logged in to your account from which you want to opt-out for data sharing. Otherwise, you need to log in first.
On its homepage, you need to scroll down and you will see the list of supported services. For each service, it shows what type of data sharing (privacy, ads, location data, etc.) is performed and an opt-out link. You can click on that link and then you will jump to the opt-out page directly. From there, you can take the necessary steps to stop sharing your personal data.
We’ve also covered some good free privacy protector add-ons for Firefox.
Though the service directs to the original page of each service through which you can opt-out of data sharing, this is convenient than manually accessing such pages of all those services. This is a single platform using which you can opt-out of data sharing from 40+ services including Google, Twitter, Reddit, Amazon, Facebook, and more.