Does the Facebook or Cambridge Analytica data leak affect me or my friends?

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Does the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data leak affect me or my friends?

If you are keeping up with any form of the news, you probably have heard the Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook is before a joint session over these past two days. Well, how do you know if you have been affected by the data breach?  First, have you used the app, “ThisIsYourLife”? You can also be affected even if your friends used this app as well.

We might have heard that you would be notified if you were affected, but If you want to check for yourself then follow the next steps.

If you click Here this will let you know if you were directly affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.  The link above will allow you to visit the site directly below.

https://www.facebook.com/help/1873665312923476?helpref=search&sr=1&query=cambridge

Read here on what Facebook is planning on doing in the future to make sure this does not happen again.

“Protecting your privacy is at the heart of everything we do at Facebook. We need to do more to safeguard your privacy, so we're taking action on potential past abuse and putting stronger protections in place to prevent future abuse of our platform.

Notifying you if an app misused your data. Moving forward, if we remove an app for misusing data, we'll tell everyone who used that app. We're also building a way for you to see if your data might have been accessed through “thisisyourdigitallife," the app that sent data to Cambridge Analytica and violated our platform policies.

Making it easier to manage the apps you use. We already show you what apps your account is connected to and what data you've permitted those apps to use. Going forward, we’re making these choices easier to find and manage by showing you a tool at the top of your News Feed.

Turning off access for unused apps. If you haven’t used an app within the last 3 months, we'll remove the app’s access to your information.

Restricting Facebook Login data. We're changing the way login works to reduce the data that an app can request without app review. Apps can only request name, profile photo and email address. Requesting any other data will require our approval.

As we focus on implementing these changes, we're pausing app approvals. We have a responsibility to protect your data and are committed to protecting your information and making our platform safer.”


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