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How to stop third-party apps from collecting your personal details and data from Facebook.

There has been recent news of Cambridge Analytica misusing the data of around 50 million Facebook users. Facebook has been allowing third-party apps access to your private and personal data, as well as your family and friends.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has addressed this situation surrounding the social media platform. He promised to make changes to how third-party developers can access and collect your data.

Below we have put together two simple changes you can follow to protect your personal data from third-party apps, so that you’re able to safely carry on using the social media platform.

 

Facebook Privacy Check-Up

Below we have a quick and easy video you can follow on your iPhone to check your privacy settings.

 

Or you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook, then select the Menu tab in the bottom right corner.
  2. You’ll find Settings at the bottom of the Menu.
  3. Once you’ve tapped on Settings, you then want to go to Account Settings.
  4. Select Privacy, then click on Check a few important settings and Continue.
  5. You’ll then be able to Choose Audience (usually Public, Friends, Friends of Friends and Only me) for who can see your Posts and Profile.

 

Apps others use

Below we have a quick video you can follow on your iPhone: how to control which information of yours can be taken by your friends when they use Apps.

 

Alternatively, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Facebook, then select the Menu tab in the bottom right corner.
  2. You’ll find Settings at the bottom of the Menu.
  3. Once you’ve tapped on Settings, you then want to go to Apps.
  4. Tap on Apps others use.
  5. Now you can untick any of your information that you don’t want your friends to be able to share with third-party apps, games and websites.

 

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