Why Facebook thinks you know these random people

How to download your Facebook data

"Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data", said Facebook's chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer in a company blog post.

And this has uncovered another area of controversy: Some Android users were shocked to discover that Facebook had far more detailed information about them than they knew, including phone call and text message data.

Downloading your archived user data from Facebook may reveal a laundry list of eyebrow-raising data points, from your personal call records, to text messages, as well as your location each time you log into the site. They say Facebook responded with specific lists of groups they were allowed to exclude, including families with children, moms with children of certain ages, women or men, and other categories based on sex or family status. I never remember seeing information that describes the amount or type of data Facebook uses.

NFHA's president and CEO Lisa Rice said, "Facebook's use and abuse of user data for discriminatory purposes needs to stop".

According to The Information, Facebook now plans to limit the processing and storing of video data to the device itself instead of on its servers.

It takes several minutes and Facebook alerts you when it has finished compiling your data. You're then free to download your archive, which will arrive in your computer's "Downloads" folder as a zip folder.

Extract the zip file and then you will find your entire life on Facebook.

Finally, the Apple Watch could get its official Spotify app at WWDC
I'm also looking for the ways Apple bakes privacy into its iPad software , an advantage it frequently touts over Google . Microsoft's Windows devices ranked second with 22 percent of the market, followed by Apple's iPad and Macintosh laptops.

And despite all the recent revelations, I'm grateful that this thing exists, because it's how I first got back in touch with my college girlfriend, many years after we broke up. "Do I want to be on Facebook?".

Scroll to the bottom of that page and you'll find a Settings header.

I love the social network for showing off my latest photos, staying in contact with old friends and catching up on the latest news. Because of the Android API loophole, Apple iOS users were not affected.

I also deleted my "invite history", which includes the contacts that I allowed Messenger to upload from my phone. Facebook basically has this really detailed black book, and because they know all these things about you, like all the phone numbers you've ever had, they're able to connect you with anyone you've ever communicated with. It's an adolescence every bit as awkward as the one I posted on Facebook for the world to see just a few short years ago.

The mishandling of Facebook user data has resulted in a significant problem for the company which has lost billions market capitalization as the crisis drags on.

Open the Messenger app on your Android.

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?

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