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How to check if Facebook has collected your call and text history

01 April 2018, 12:39 | Gina Pena

Here's How to Stop Facebook Messenger from Logging Calls, Texts

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The social giant rolled out a new settings page for its mobile app on Wednesday, and also added a new dashboard called "Access Your Information" where users can find all the stuff they've handed over to Facebook, like photos and comments and messages, in one place.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he was sorry the Cambridge Analytica data breach "happened" but stopped short of apologising to affected users.

It's not just Facebook, and the data you think is private may never have been.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted the sheer amount of data Facebook harvests on all its users - and how it can be used for dark purposes. Click at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings, then click on Download A Copy Of Your Facebook Data at the bottom of General Account Settings.

Tools to find, download and delete your Facebook data. It's been nice Facebook-knowing you...we're bound to meet again, reincarnated in another digital world. If you have been keeping up with Facebook lately, then these permission requests might seem a bit suspicious.

And even though not all of our experiences online are good, more of us report being treated kindly than report hostility. It is being investigated over its data-collection and privacy practices after information relating to as many as 50 million users wound up - via a third-party app - in the hands of a political research group which allegedly used it to target voters during the 2016 United States presidential election. You could argue that Facebook's previous settings and policies weren't doing that. "Do I want to be on Facebook?".

You can manually delete the categories one by one.

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Things like who can see your friends' list and your posts can generally be set to friends, public or just me. Prior to the approval for joining the platform these third-party apps have been evaluated by Facebook to ensure users' safety.

About 84 per cent want to be able to opt out of having their information held by FB while 80 per cent feared identify theft, according to the survey.

Over the weekend, some Facebook users discovered the firm was uploading their SMS and call logs without their explicit consent (to be clear, Facebook says users did consent with the implication that some did not understand what they were consenting to, which is a separate discussion).

Bosworth, who goes by "Boz", has been at Facebook since 2006 and serves as the company's vice president in charge of virtual- and augmented-reality efforts.

In my case, I found the data to be both stunning in terms of its breadth-but also its incompleteness.

Does Facebook know more about me than other platforms?

The mishandling of Facebook user data has resulted in a significant problem for the company which has lost billions market capitalization as the crisis drags on. And given what they have learned over the last week about how that information may have been used, many Facebook users may not be inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt.



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