Was our Facebook information leaked as well?! Find out!
After all the things that happened with Facebook and our leaked information, so many people are deleting the application and some others are deactivating their accounts. What they all want to know is whether their information was a part of that 87 million or not. Well, right now the information is all out, there is not much you can do about it but here is a way for you to check and see if you were a victim as well or not! According to Facebook, the ones that were not compromised, have received a message on April 9th as a reminder of the privacy settings. The ones that have been compromised, got a message with more details about the privacy settings.
Facebook's chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, said: "Overall, we believe these changes will better protect people’s information while still enabling developers to create useful experiences. We know we have more work to do — and we’ll keep you updated as we make more changes. You can find more details on the platform."
It is worth to know that the 87 million people who were affected by this were mostly in the US so if you are not one, you may want to reconsider your security and privacy settings on Facebook and add another layer.
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Three SE Asian countries feature on Facebook's list of countries where users' data may have been "improperly shared" with Cambridge Analytica.— John Reed (@JohnReedwrites) April 5, 2018
The Philippines is in second place after the U.S., then Indonesia third https://t.co/yGT8nkt7H5pic.twitter.com/bKMjWupnzw
After the headline ‘How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions’ people started believing that it was the time for Facebook to leave the social platforms. They all started deleting their Facebook accounts not knowing that only by deleting the account, your information is not removed. Some started using a double layer of security but do any of these precautions help?! What does Mark Zuckerberg have to say about the news that shocked the whole world! How could he regain the trust?! Was he even surprised?!
Here is his answer to NY Times. "Privacy issues have always been incredibly important to people. One of our biggest responsibilities is to protect data. If you think about what our services are, at their most basic level, you put some content into a service, whether it’s a photo or a video or a text message — whether it’s Facebook or WhatsApp or Instagram — and you’re trusting that that content is going to be shared with the people you want to share it with. Whenever there’s an issue where someone’s data gets passed to someone who the rules of the system shouldn’t have allowed it to, that’s rightfully a big issue and deserves to be a big uproar."
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However, to be real, his response to the whole situation came out so late that made the matters even worse! On March 21 at 8:36 pm he posted on his Facebook account saying: "I want to share an update on the Cambridge Analytica situation -- including the steps we've already taken and our next steps to address this important issue. We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you. I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it."
He then went on to talk about the timeline of how everything happened but what got everyone furious was his way of expressing and justifying the platform. Some even believe that he treated us as stupids! Here is a bit of what he said: "First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 2014, and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity. We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit."
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"And if we find developers that misused personally identifiable information, we will ban them and tell everyone affected by those apps. That includes people whose data Kogan misused here as well. Second, we will restrict developers' data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse. For example, we will remove developers' access to your data if you haven't used their app in 3 months. We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in -- to only your name, profile photo, and email address…"
Going through all of this, people could not help but think that if this happened before, it can happen again so that is how the whole new movement of deleting or deactivating the Facebooks accounts started. What we did not think about is this; whenever you enter a website that you need something from and they ask for your registry first, what you do is to sign up with your Facebook account in order to fasten the pace. All those apps and pages are connected to your account meaning by deleting your account, you cannot access them!
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Plus when you share something online, it is there to stay no matter how many restrictions you have applied to it. What we need to learn is to use these platforms in a safe way and for that reason, we have prepared some points for you to consider before sharing anything with the whole world.
The first thing that we are going to mention is your full birthday and as surprising as this may sound to so many of you, we have a great reason for this claim! Follow us to find out what it is!
With this, you will let the identity thieves have one of the most important information they need from you to steal your identity and open up an account under your name or do anything under your name without your permission that you will be in trouble for later.
The second thing you need to be careful about is the location! Turn the location part of your device off! There is an option on your social media, precisely Facebook that you can share the location of the place you live in and we need to know that we are not living in a world, so safe to share that type of information online no matter how strong the privacy of our account is!
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