Hello fellow Facebook users! You might want to check your Facebook third-party app settings because it might be giving the outside companies an access to your personal information through your Facebook apps.
It has been reported that the Cambridge Analytica research firm acquired at least 50 million personal datas from the Facebook users and they used that information as part of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Facebook claimed that the research firm broke the rules in retaining and using the data.
To remove the third-party apps:
Visit the Facebook’s App Settings page
Remove the third-party apps
You may also want to modify the amount of information you are sharing
By editing the amount of information that you are handing over to an app, you can protect your personal data. You can limit the app’s permission if you click the edit button. After clicking it you will see the individual settings of an app and the data that they are collecting. You can nullify permissions in here.
Make sure that you delete your personal information
Third-party applications already stored some of your data, make sure to contact the app developer and ask them to delete that information.
Click the Report App then select, I want to send my own message to the developer. Send a request that you want to remove your personal information that they have stored.
Apps Others Use
You should look also at the Facebook’s app settings page and find the Apps Others Use . Click Edit to limit what your friends on Facebook whenever they will enable third-party apps. Deselect the information that you don’t want to share to others.
Lastly, Secure your data
Go to settings
Click on General
Click on Download a copy
Always check the applications that you are installing and adding in your Facebook account. They might be using your information or even hacking you data. Be careful and make sure that you are only sharing an information that you want others to see. Always think before you click!
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