How to Protect Your Data in Facebook ,Data Protection is always concern for long time in Facebook. Most recent Cambridge Analytica gain those data is now is major concern and create huge doubt in our mindset are all those 2.2 billion monthly active users. user data is safe or not. This article on How to Protect Your Data in Facebook.
How to Protect Your Data in Facebook
The recent case of Cambridge Analytica,a data analysis firm from the UK, allegedly gained access to the data using a research app called “This is your Digital Life” which was shared to Facebook in 2014.more than 270,000 Facebook users signed up to the service which offered payments for personality tests.
But what we didn’t know was that the app also harvested the information of the user’s Facebook friends as well without their knowledge and therefore without their permission.
Cambridge Analytica says it had done nothing wrong and followed Facebook’s terms and conditions and API (application programming interface) structures. So this case revealed question arise in our min is the data protected .
How To Download Your Data
Step 1 Go to Setting and Then General
Step 2: On below Click Download A Copy
After downloading you will find hell lot of personal data of your like so many others, here some off the user report this on twitter platform.
I’ve just looked at the data files I requested from Facebook and they had every single phone number in my contacts. They had every single social event I went to, a list of all my friends (and their birthdays) and a list of every text I’ve sent.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) March 25, 2018
As Per Emma she tweet that her all contact number social event she went her location visit every thing .Thats Really scary :O.
Just downloaded my Facebook data archive. Opened the first page (contact info).
I think I just had a mild panic attack. Going to have a cigarette to calm my nerves before I proceed to dissect this any further.
This will be a thread.
— Buffetkhor (@MyDixonCider) March 24, 2018
We are not promoting smoking but this fella just got panic attack when he see the first page with personal info.
Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file
Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner's mum pic.twitter.com/CIRUguf4vD
— Dylan McKay (@dylanmckaynz) March 21, 2018
Dylan tweet that his entire call history is there with details
How to control Your Data and privacy
Step 1:Click on app section and it will reveal the apps you’ve allowed to access your and your friends’ information.
Step 2: Now click on Apps others use
Step 3: After that you will see panel look like this and unchecked the option which you want to share
If really concerned with privacy then you can delete the account
Steps: Go to General Then Manage account then click on deactivate your account .
“After deactivating your data Facebook hold your data almost for 90 days but we are not sure after that they relay delete it or not ?”
You will be amazed how many there are.In the event that you alter the settings, you can choose what data you are agreeable in sharing including your companions list, relationship status, relationship interests, your date of birth, your work history, notices, instruction, occasions, the place where you grew up, your present city, religious and political perspectives and the greater part of the pages you have enjoyed.
At the point when individuals join Facebook, most don’t understand that protection settings are a “quit” circumstance. Hope you will like this article and tweak your facebook account settings and use facebook more responsibly to Protect Your Data in Facebook.