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How To Download All The Information Facebook Has Of You

01 April, 2018, 00:36 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • How to download your Facebook data

After the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal involving Facebook where user data was illegally accessed and logged, as well as the subsequent revelation that the Facebook Messenger app has been logging all calls and messages made on users' Android phone, you would have thought that users would perhaps exit the otherwise popular social media network. So any phone number that somebody has on their phone or any email address or any notes that they've put in their contact section have been silently and invisibly layered on top of your profile, meaning that Facebook knows way more about you than you realize. That will take you to the page that says "download a copy of your Facebook data". It also requires developers to get approval from Facebook before accessing sensitive data.

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

One of the issues with the way that tech companies like Facebook collect personal data from people is that they often make it hard for those people to understand what they're collecting, and how to control it. The next most widely used social platforms, Facebook Messenger and Facebook-owned Instagram, saw similar changes. Click that, then go through to the Facebook data page and select "Start my Archive". Then you what Facebook has collected and you can make an educated decision: Do I want to share all this information with Facebook? The company has been slapped with lawsuits and numerous popular brands such as Tesla, Playboy and other have deactivated their respective Facebook accounts. In the days when I actually used Facebook to post statuses and chat publicly with friends I used to try to be a bit more selective, but as the social network's turned into a dumping ground for photos and event invites I've become much less discerning.

Facebook introduced the messenger app to let the user communicate with their friends on Facebook. Such data is a boon for advertisers, and in turn, for Facebook.


Facebook says you can opt out of this feature at any time and they'll delete all the call and text message logs they have saved about you. The problem is that its business model, unlike Apple's, depends on exploiting its users' data. I've found many new favorites I would otherwise never have discovered through this "data manipulation".

First, you must be on the desktop version of Facebook. "Very few indicated a loss of trust in Facebook and most indicated no intention of deleting their accounts or reducing usage of the platform". But it is still a somewhat useful tool for checking in on what friends are up to, finding out if your favorite restaurant will be at that summer festival, recommending others adopt a dog from the shelter you just had a fantastic experience with, and coordinating meet-ups with neighbors who like drinking rare micro-brews on Wednesdays after a quick 5-mile jaunt.

The plaintiffs in the suit made a fake realty firm and tried creating dozens of housing ads on Facebook to see how the platform would allow them to direct the ad.

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