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How to See All Your Facebook Data

How to See All Your Facebook Data

Once you've entered your privacy settings, scroll down all the way until you reach "How people can find and contact you" and change your settings accordingly - you'll also want to ensure that the last option: "Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile" is set on "No". The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks. Also, users may not be able to interact with or share content from other apps and websites on Facebook using social plugins such as the Share and Like buttons. It was recently revealed that Facebook was also collecting data on people who didn't even have an account on the site. We teamed up with the Senate Judiciary Committee to host a joint hearing that featured almost half of the U.S. Senate and examined a significant breach of trust between Facebook and its users, one that led to the information of 87 million users being obtained by Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left himself some wiggle room in testimony this week when he said, "I believe that all of your information is in that file".

The applications that are run through Facebook may seem like harmless fun, but tens of thousands of apps are being investigated for data misuse, as reported by New Scientist.

"This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works", Facebook told Reuters in a statement.

"Facebook provides a network where the users, while getting free services a lot of them consider useful, are subject to a multitude of nontransparent analyses, profiling, and other mostly obscure algorithmical processing", said Johannes Caspar, the data protection commissioner for Hamburg, Germany. We use the data that people put into the system in order to make them more relevant.

"He's either deliberately misunderstanding some of the questions, or he's not clear about what's actually happening inside Facebook's operation", said Daniel Kahn Gillmor, a senior staff technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union.




When Facebook was alerted in 2015 that 87 million profiles were collected by Cambridge Analytica, a data consulting firm, those users were not notified and the process of notifying these users is still underway.

Testifying before the US Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said his organisation was committed to ensure integrity of elections across the world, including India. So when you delete something, the platform just removes it so it's not visible or accessible on Facebook! But if you don't have a Facebook account?

The company said it would review all legitimate reports and respond as quickly as possible when a credible threat to user data is identified.

And, Florida's U.S. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson too had privacy concerns.

"If I'm not a Facebook user, I ought to have a right to know what data Facebook has about me", Froomkin said. "Major organizations have been hacked before, like the IRS, but because social media is such a new thing and it's fun, we focus on the bad things when they do happen".


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