Just how much our privacy is being eroded is scary, as we participant the image sharing on social media. This especially applies to our photos and the apps on our mobile phone that may well be processing them even when we haven't shared them. These apps might be scanning your contacts, purchases, and perhaps even your searches. This graphic is from a review undertaken by SurfShark, a group that provides VPNs.
I don't believe I would benefit from a VPN but I have removed VSCO, Adobe Lightroom, PicsArt and Prisma; along with Facebook, Twitter & now also Google Photo apps from my mobile phone. I'm retreating back to only interacting with social media via the Brave browser and mainly from my computer.
I really don't think I'm being paranoid just careful.