Facebook’s response to the scandal has been inadequate and outstanding questions about its business and security practices can not be avoided.
Facebook says it keeps “backup copies for a reasonable period of time” after a deletion, and it says that can be as long as three months.
But Facebook honors “Do Not Track” requests from users as it has signed on to the Digital Advertising Alliance, a group of companies including advertising firms and tech giants. The answer is to stay smart and stay alert on the internet. It is against our policies for developers to share data without people’s consent, so we immediately banned Kogan’s app from our platform, and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data.
“It is getting more and more hard for people to delete Facebook, since it’s not just as a social media platform but also nearly like a meeting square”, she said.
Companies are offering agencies new data all the time but as industry players we are increasingly saying no because the way the data is obtained or used doesn’t sit well with our values and principles. It is with the access like this that the data may get compromised and give others an opportunity to misuse it. What music or books you like, where you have worked, the places you visit: None of this makes much of a difference, other than creating a profile to serve advertising to you or to be sold to third parties.Note you can not get rid of an email address, so I use Leemail, a specific program that allows me to see when Facebook or others sell or otherwise share my email address. It was literally described as the “anti-Myspace,” which didn’t have much truck with third-party apps.
“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”. Follow the steps to retract your personal data from your Facebook account.
While deleting Facebook seems like an obvious option, there are other things you can do to protect your information. From here, you can see which apps now have access to your account.
Click on “Apps” over on the left and a page will likely populate with all these data suckers.
Once you click that link, you’ll see which apps are “logged in with Facebook”. To disable an app from getting your Facebook data, hover over the app with your mouse and click X. From here on it’s nothing but Tinder for me. We want to show you a way to stop apps from accessing your information on Facebook. Some of those apps asked for friend permissions.
It’s a one-step, easy process to log in using your Facebook credentials.
To be clear, while your profile is deactivated your information is not publicly visible, no matter what apps you have previously given access to your profile. Is it a brand you trust? Whenever you download a new app, think carefully about the permissions you grant it.
Dartmouth University engineering professor Geoffrey Parker, who has assigned students to develop apps based on APIs, said automated policing methods will detect spam-like apps and brazen efforts to steal data. Uncheck all the categories, unless you want your friends to share your personal data.
Facebook tracks your activities around the web and across devices. This data has a sensitivity on par with data protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is the United States law that safeguards the privacy and security of health-care information.