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Financial Times: How to control your information on Facebook or to quit the social network

«The scandal around the use of Cambridge Analytica data Facebook has led to the fact that users are encouraged to leave the social network. Even Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp (the messaging service that Facebook in 2014 bought for 22 billion dollars) on Thursday wrote on Twitter: «it’s Time #deletefacebook,» says Nick fields in the Financial Times.

The journalist offers a number of tips for those who want better control of their data in the social network or even delete your account. So, it recommends to enter the paragraph «Applications» «Settings» and delete those apps that «look stranger».

«At the heart of the scandal from Business Analytica is the use of a psychological test, which collected data on those wishing to participate, but information about the people associated with them, including their birthdays, their location, and that these contacts «laykayut», – stated in the article. – To prevent this, click on «Apps others use» and uncheck the boxes corresponding to the data that you would not want to show to others.»

Fields included in the article a link to delete Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account) and explained the difference between deleting and deactivating your account: in the first case all the data about the user and his profile removed from Facebook servers, and second only to hiding the pictures and comments, while the user profile and the data on it remain on the server in case he changes his mind.

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Financial Times: How to control your information on Facebook or to quit the social network 22.03.2018

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