How to stop Facebook from grabbing your data

How to stop Facebook from grabbing your data

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Here's how to see everything Facebook knows about you and how to download your own archive of that information. You can read about those changes in this article: "Facebook changes: How will my account be different?".

Denelle Dixon, Mozilla's chief business and legal officer explained in a blog post that whilst in acknowledges that Facebook made a lot of changes that would have prevented the mass leak of data now under scrutiny, there is a lot more to do before the notoriously privacy conscious organisation is comfortable.

Ms Denham has complained to the Government that she is still waiting for a court warrant to be granted in order to raid and search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, as part of her investigation into the firm's use of data.

"When you delete your account, all the user generated content is normally erased (although there are small exceptions), while all the log data is preserved - forever". NRB also called on Congress to hold hearings on online viewpoint censorship, and we hope Members of Congress will seek answers from Mr. Zuckerberg and other tech leaders about their commitment to consumers' otherwise lawful free speech.

When Facebook realized the data was stolen, it did not certify the the firm properly destroyed it.

In addition, Facebook will roll out a new tool to help you understand which apps have access to your data. But how much data it sucks in, and what it does with it, is a question of major public importance - one that touches on the health of democracy itself, privacy advocates say.

Late Wednesday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the company's handling of a row over user privacy, while promising tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information.


The organization is voting with its money following the misuse of user data by Cambridge Analytica, as it tries to force Facebook into taking privacy more seriously.

Facebook has said that the data was initially collected by a professor for academic purposes in line with its rules.

While the actions are likely temporary, they're one more piece of the growing headache for Facebook since news of the leak broke a week ago. And it's unclear how that policy is enforced.

Plans to force Commonwealth Games visitors in Gold Coast to sign-in to the city's high-speed wi-fi with their Facebook accounts have been scrapped following the data harvesting scandal embroiling the social network.

Mark Zuckerberg just posted his weaksauce non-apology on Facebook, after five whole days of silently hiding under his desk. "The data is out there".

In 2013, a Cambridge University researcher named Aleksandr Kogan created a personality quiz app.

Raftr collects a minimal amount of personal information when you sign up for an account. The data includes your Facebook personal messages, photos, status updates and which advertisers have your contact info, among other data points.

It is also clear that a lot more could have been done to prevent the third-party's access and inappropriate use in the first place. I'm serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. "I know it takes longer to fix all these issues than we'd like, but I promise you we'll work through this and build a better service over the long term".

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