Facebook contains a lot of information regarding you including your personal and private data. You would not like anyone to access your information may it be personal or private without your permission. It seems that Cambridge Analytica has your Facebook information without your proper consent and Facebook has decided to alert users regarding it.
In case you want to see whether Cambridge Analytica has your information via Facebook, you just need to follow the steps below.
How to Check if your data was shared with Cambridge Analytica Now
- The first thing you need to do is activate your account provided you have deactivated it.
- Log in to your Facebook account via your iPhone or Android app.
- People with breach data will receive a notification “Protecting your Information” after they log in.
What does Protection your Information mean?
This is important to check because your data might have been shared without you opening or giving access to any third party application. Information includes birthday, pages you like on Facebook, public profile or the city you are living in.
In some cases, a third party application, named This is your Digital life was responsible for sharing the information. However, Facebook says that this particular app was removed back in 2015. Although some users didn’t use the app, but their friends did and because of that their information was also shared.
The feature to check for your break data was released on Monday, it might take some time for you to get the feature. Until then we suggest you periodically check for it. There is a possibility that you might not be affected, but the CEO Facebook says that most users did suffer.
Facebook Owner, Zuckerberg is going to testify in front of House Energy and Commerce Committee to ensure that Facebook had nothing to do with it.
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