Facebook and Social Media
No one is thrilled with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s epic fail to protect our privacy and our data, to me his apology was just a script. And enough isn’t being done to protect it. I think there should be an easy way to delete your posts , like a delete all post button. Same with pages we like, instead of having to go to each one , have that list pop up and just place a check mark then a delete. The set up they have now just doesn’t work well.
For so many they like a page , take a quiz on who you were in the year 1500 or play a game and never think twice that their privacy is now being invaded.
Some place ads on facebook and they trust all their information is safe.
Being a patient leader and running several information pages is an honor and big responsibility, running a private support group, where many share things that only others with the same condition would understand , is an even bigger responsibility, and this recent breech left me frustrated by this mishap as I take such great pride in protecting the members privacy , their feeling and thoughts etc… And here the founder dropped the ball on every member of facebook.
Learn to be on social media responsibly
Whenever you open any app on Facebook, you should know it will ask you for your permission , Allie or not Allie notifications etc. Even the games on fb have started doing this as well, and in a much more discreet way. So If you click play or agree to the terms without reading over the terms, it is likely that app has already taken your data.
Most games on Facebook will have a statement like your friends will be able to see that you play etc..
Check and adjust your privacy settings and account settings often change your password regularly.
While in the settings, go to the App category there is a list of the apps you may have logged into using Facebook. Click each one and it will reveal how much info you shared. You will be surprised.
Some of these apps or websites have the right to take your friends list, timeline posts, photos, email address and more. Any information that is made public on your profile can be taken without your consent. The worst part is, if you want to get back the data the company has already taken, you’ll have to contact them directly. Facebook plays no part. Now that is some crazy stuff there.
So as long as you have a Facebook account active, there will always be a chance your data could be taken. Analytics companies may already have your information, but for anything new in the future that you want to keep private, the only 100% effective solution is the delete button.
Go to your profile page and click the dots next to View Activity Log. You will be given the option to click view as it automatically shows how public your profile is. Anything you see on there is available to everyone on the Internet. Friends , pictures, city ,school , relationships if it appears on the View As public that mean everyone can see it . So be careful use caution.
Am I ready or going to delete my FB accounts?
Nope , it is a very useful tool especially if raising awareness. And let’s face it many companies and media sites spy on us. Based on likes what we buy it’s the price of being online
It’s important what I do for the support group I have and pages I run.
Many depend on my group for support and friendship.
An unbreakable bond between others who have the same disorder or disease as you.
My fb pages provide great current information. We uplift people, we provide hope when some feel as if there isn’t any.
I would be doing more of a dis-service by deleting those pages and groups.
And I as well as my administrators and moderators have worked very to hard to get the platform on Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis-Osteoarthritis-Hypothyroidism- out there especially Avascular Necrosis/ Osteonecrosis.
Where very little information or support is available.
I seen on Facebook in the Help Center that this was addressed and I think they will do better. See Below here is what was and is written in fb help center.
We’re investigating all apps on our platform and conducting a full audit of any apps with suspicious activity. If we find developers that misused personally identifiable information, we’ll ban them from Facebook. You can also edit the privacy and settings for your apps and games.
Protecting your privacy is at the heart of everything we do at Facebook. We need to do more to safeguard your privacy, so we’re taking action on potential past abuse and putting stronger protections in place to prevent future abuse of our platform.
Notifying you if an app misused your data. Moving forward, if we remove an app for misusing data, we’ll tell everyone who used that app. We’re also building a way for you to see if your data might have been accessed through “thisisyourdigitallife,” the app that sent data to Cambridge Analytica and violated our platform policies.
Making it easier to manage the apps you use. We already show you what apps your account is connected to and what data you’ve permitted those apps to use. Going forward, we’re making these choices easier to find and manage by showing you a tool at the top of your News Feed.
Turning off access for unused apps. If you haven’t used an app within the last 3 months, we’ll remove the app’s access to your information.
Restricting Facebook Login data. We’re changing the way login works to reduce the data that an app can request without app review. Apps can only request name, profile photo and email address. Requesting any other data will require our approval. As we focus on implementing these changes, we’re pausing app approvals. We have a responsibility to protect your data and are committed to protecting your information and making our platform safer
You can see it for yourself in the help center.
I am hoping facebook , will come up with new ideas to make life on it easier and less time consuming when you want to delete things or unlike pages.
And as with anything else clear your history, cache daily. Keep your browsers updated.
You can also search and log in in what is called incognito.
And I am just grateful that they at least are doing something.