How to save your data on Facebook without deleting your account

Against the backdrop of the Analytica controversy the portal “Dnevnik” deals with the more practical issue how to protect data on Facebook. It refers to the Liffeh book on how to protect accounts without sacrificing your participation in the largest social network of the world.

Which kind of Hollywood star you look like, “Which of your friends is secretly in love with you,” Compare my IQ to that of others! “- This type of test was very popular in Facebook a few years ago and one is behind the scandal with Facebook and Cambridge Analytics. Logged in This Is Your Digital Life users have allowed the app to use their data and those of their “friends” on the social network. Since then, Facebook has changed its rules by forbidding third parties to collect information about the “friends” of those who have given them permission, the BBC recalls. But even now, many users are not quite aware of what and who they share – not just their walls and profile pictures, but the “likes,” logos on other sites and apps, and innocuous testimonials.

Do not log in with your account

It’s convenient to use Facebook to sign in to sites and use third-party services – but you’re giving it information to institutions that are probably not much interested in protecting it. Use old-fashioned login with email and password.

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To save yourself time, simply remove this option from your Facebook account via this page. Uncheck the Apps, Website and Plugins section, which allows Facebook account logging elsewhere.

Or, at least, take the permission of the apps once you’ve finished working with them – though it will not return the data you’ve already shared.

Restrict access by third parties

If you still want to use your Facebook profile on other sites, you can at least limit the information that “friends” can share with other apps and services. People who “see” the information from your account can provide the apps they use.

By default these are: biographical data, birthday, family and link information, sites you’ve shared as your own, your posts, your residence, education, “liked” pages, and your activity in different applications.

Again through the page and the Apps Other Use section you can restrict this.

Do not tell Facebook anything

Facebook talks about everything – birthday, workplace, address, phone what you think. But is
it necessary to tell him the truth? The social network is a nice place to share photos of cats, but there is no need to facilitate the profiling of users by voluntarily creating your own file.


Как да опазите данните си във “Фейсбук”, без да изтривате профила
March 23 2018

The information is prepared by the team of the COMPACT project.

COMPACT is a Coordination and Support Action funded European Commission under framework Horizon 2020.

The objective of the COMPACT project is to increase awareness (including scientific, political, cultural, legal, economic and technical areas) of the latest technological discoveries among key stakeholders in the context of social media and convergence. The project will offer analyses and road maps of related initiatives. In addition, extensive research on policies and regulatory frameworks in media and content will be developed.

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