Users download 'Copy of Facebook Data' to test privacy settings

Posted April 01, 2018

The countries where Facebook has grown include India (12% growth), U.S. (4.3%), Indonesia (7.7%), United Kingdom (4.5%) and Vietnam (7.3%).

To do this, click the triangle in the top right of Facebook on desktop, then select Settings, then select "Download a copy of your Facebook data". It can take a few minutes, or a full day (or maybe longer, depending on how busy the platform's servers are) to get your information after you submit the request.

In fact, the lesson I take away from this actually goes the other way: It makes me a little more concerned about all the money advertisers have all spent on Facebook ads over the years-because if the information they're showing about me is so inaccurate, who knows what the info on anyone else I've been targeting is like?

You will need to type your password again to begin the download.

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And there you have it. As it turns out, there's a pretty easy way to find that out in one, giant file. Yeah, something like that.

Know what Facebook knows about your preferences.

Facebook introduced the messenger app to let the user communicate with their friends on Facebook.

One section that definitely is worth clicking no to: the ad settings where Facebook asks if it can create ads for you based on the websites and apps you visit.

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In a survey of about 500 internet users conducted by Raymond James, about the same amount said they used Facebook (FB) in March as in October: The number ticked down only slightly, from 74% to 73%. The NFHA says that the social media platform allows landlords and real estate brokers to exclude marginalized groups like families with children and women from seeing their housing ads based on the information those people have listed on their Facebook accounts. Everything you do, the posts that you like, the reactions you give or the messages you send across are all recorded by the social media platform.

The lawsuit said that the National Fair Housing Alliance did its own study after investigative news nonprofit ProPublica published an article in October 2016 that said Facebook allowed advertisers to exclude from advertisements in the housing category those customers assigned black, Hispanic and other "ethnic affinities". The Federal Trade Commission also launched a separate investigation into Facebook's data practices on Monday. "No, you agreed when you signed up to Facebook to share this data with them", says Mike Jhansson, a Senior Lecturer at RIT's School of Communications. Among other things, it narrows the scope of app permissions so they don't suck in as much user data automatically.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of Facebook admitting on Monday that it collected phone call and text message history - but only at the permission of the user.

Facebook said on Sunday that it does not collect the content of calls or text messages, and that information is securely stored.

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-All my searches on Facebook over the years, the names of my followers and facial recognition of me and my friends.