Many people are ignorant to Facebook’s data collection, Many are extremely skeptical to the point of staying away from the Internet giant. But Facebook are loosening their grip on your data, well slightly.
Following some intense pressure in recent years, Facebook have allowed users to download some of the data they have on you since 2010. Yesterday, It was announced that users will soon be able to download information on past friends, IP addresses that have accessed their accounts and previous friend requests.
This may seem insignificant to some but It shows Facebook reacting to pressure from outside Menlo Park.
Grabbing your data will remain the same: Account Settings > Download Your Data > Start My Archive
It’s always nice to know what sort of data is out there about you and I for one welcome more transparency across social media. It’s a safe bet that Facebook still claim full ownership of your content. There can’t be too many complaints if you see your face splashed over billboards in the States. Clicking that little Agree button waives your arguments.
Wholesome Unorthodoxx Digital Advice – ALWAYS set your data setting to private. Only allow those you know access your profiles because you never know who is watching.
Happy Saturday 🙂