Three Facebook users sue over collection of call, text history

01 April, 2018, 00:35 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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"Facebook's platform is the virtual equivalent of posting a for-rent sign that says No Families with Young Kids or No Women, but it does so in an insidious and stealth manner so that people have no clue they have been excluded on the basis of family status or sex", Fair Housing Justice Center Executive Director Fred Freiberg said in a statement.

If you want to see everything Facebook knows about you, just go to the upper right hand corner and scroll down to settings.

Facebook says it dramatically limits the access apps have to friend data, preventing the type of data scoop Kogan and others were capable of.

Hill: Yeah, the reason I got interested in this is because I was trying to figure out why people were getting such creepy "people you may know" suggestions.

Facebook faced a lot of flak when it came to light that British firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly used the Facebook data of almost 50 million users for questionable purposes.

Facebook users discovered the extensive data-mining effort as they downloaded information shared on the social network in preparation for deleting their accounts.

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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. If you've been on Facebook for many years, expect the link to take awhile. Click the green "Start my archive" to download the data.

In my case, my personal data came in at over a gigabyte, most of it comprised of Messenger exchanges, GIFs, and photos.

Ars Technica had found evidence that shows that earlier Android software, specifically versions before 4.1, were gathering text and call data without asking for permission or alerting users.

However, the good news is that Facebook gives users the option to see most of the information that's been collected so far.

To download your data, first log in to your Facebook account. If you do not need that level of control, then you can leave the option turned off or turn it back on whenever you decide to do so.

One company's privacy setting stated, "If you would like us to delete your record in our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we are not legally obligated to retain the record".

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"There is no reason for it, I want to go back to the USA election, I want to go back to Brexit, all those circumstances that there is doubts on how information was used and weaponized", he said. Among other things, it narrows the scope of app permissions so they don't suck in as much user data automatically.

New Privacy Shortcuts menu People have also told us that information about privacy, security, and ads should be much easier to find.

You can manually delete the categories one by one.

He's only now realizing Facebook knows more about him than all of his friends combined.

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.

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