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Half-Assed Apology from Facebook & Check if Your Data Was Accessed

written by Quinzel Lee April 11, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg looking sad at Facebook event

Remember when all you had to do was share a post to protect your privacy on Facebook? Just kidding. Well, the post itself was real, but no amount of sharing or reposting would ever stop Facebook from doing what they want. Like a pissed off mom, Facebook likes to remind us that you have no privacy, that as long as you are under their roof, there are no secrets (or locked doors lol). However, they are very skilled in at least giving you the illusion of privacy. No amount of locking down your page could keep all of your personal information safe. This episode of Adam Ruins Everything explains it very well.

facebook meme about sharing info with the CIA

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard all about the Cambridge Anylitica scandal. In a nutshell, your privacy ain’t private.

In an attempt to resolve things, a notification went out to around 87 million Facebook users, all of which were affected by the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. If you were one of those 87 million users, you would log in to see the following message at the top of your news feed:

We understand the importance of keeping your data safe. We have banned the app “This is your Digital Life” which one of your friends used Facebook to log into. We did this because the app may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica. In most cases the information was limited to public profile, Page likes, birthday and current city. You can learn more about what happened and how you can remove apps and websites anytime if you no longer want them to have access to your Facebook information. There is more work to do, but we are committed to confronting abuse and to putting you in control of your privacy.

Gee, thanks. It only took you three years to notify me.

Are you concerned at all about your privacy with Facebook or do you think it’s not a big deal? Chime in and tell us what you think in the comments! Also, click the link below to see if YOUR data was compromised!

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