Do You Know Where Your Facebook Data Is Going?
Facebook is dealing with a scandal around the corporation’s use of data from Cambridge Analytica, a British political research company.Thanks to the massive data collecting operation known as Facebook, Cambridge Analytica obtained 50 million Facebook users’ personal information.
Well Cambridge didn’t obtain this data through a hack, but through a Facebook app that gave a researcher the data of a user, and even the data of their friends.
Every time a person downloads an app or signs into a website using Facebook, their Facebook data is being exposed to these corporations.
Your current location and history of employment, your email address and phone number, all of this information you think is private or only seen by your friends on Facebook can be accessed by companies you agree to share the data with in those little brief dialogues they pressure you into when you use the app. And if your Facebook friend uses apps that harvest their data, those apps can see your Facebook data as well, as if they are seeing it through the lens of your Facebook friend.
Here is how to prevent that from happening:
(photos from IFL Science)
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