India  
NewsR.in
> >

Worried About Your Facebook Data? Here’s How to Block Any Apps That May Be Tracking You

One News Page Staff Thursday, 22 March 2018
Worried About Your Facebook Data? Here’s How to Block Any Apps That May Be Tracking Youby 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

With news circulating regarding up to a potential 50 million Facebook users’ personal data having been shared with a political consultancy aiding with the Trump election campaign in 2016, it seems that there’s never been a better time to start thinking about checking out all of the apps you may be using on the social network. If anything, it should be a wakeup call to those of us who have used several apps, games and quiz services over the years – as many may come with terms and conditions that could have led to our sensitive information being leased out from underneath our noses. But what’s the best way to block apps that may be tracking you and your data – when you don’t want them to? While Facebook does anonymize data accessed through apps, you may still want to curb any data collection that takes place.

Protect your data without deleting Facebook account
Watch: Protect your data without deleting Facebook account

To start, the best thing to do is head for ‘settings’, and then ‘apps’. How you get to this through mobile devices and apps will differ – but through the desktop site, click the arrow pointing downwards on the upper right and find ‘settings’ in the drop down menu. You’ll then find ‘apps’ in a column on the left on the next page.

Once there, you’ll be presented with a full list of every service, app and platform that has access to your Facebook profile and data. You may well have no issue with many of these services having access – the ‘login with Facebook’ option that appears for many apps and services these days has provided pretty convenient – but if you’re interested in cutting back on access, click ‘show all’. You can then hover over each of the apps listed and either edit the permissions they have and the data they receive – or you can revoke their access entirely.

Scroll down further and you’ll find three panels to help you manage your profile on the web in a little more detail – from here, however, we suggest you look at ‘apps others use’. Click on this and you can manage how your data is being shared through other apps by your linked friends. That’s right – your friends may even be sharing your data, albeit anonymously, through their app usage!

The current Facebook scandal is posing plenty of questions – but if you’re concerned about your privacy and the way that your data is being used, it’s high time to start taking full control again.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: Wochit Tech - Published < > Embed
News video: Think Deleting Your Facebook Account Will Stop Them Tracking You? Think Again

▶ Think Deleting Your Facebook Account Will Stop Them Tracking You? Think Again 01:06

Facebook loves knowing every little thing about its users--that helps them sell highly targeted ads to advertisers. But after the news that the data of 50 million people was leaked to Cambridge Analytica, many are considering deleting their accounts. But guess what? The company can still track and...

Recent related videos from verified sources

Killer Mike vows not to pay taxes until US government reopens [Video]Killer Mike vows not to pay taxes until US government reopens 01:12

In the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history, Killer Mike weighed in on President Donald Trump during an episode of “Salon Talks” with D. Watkins. “We need to watch France..

Credit: Salon-Editorial - Published

Does shopping make you feel better? [Video]Does shopping make you feel better? 01:22

“I was undiagnosed bipolar and just didn't factor that into why I was bad with money,” comedian and ["Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together"](..

Credit: Salon-Editorial - Published

If millennials can’t beat student debt, they’ll never own homes [Video]If millennials can’t beat student debt, they’ll never own homes 01:23

How much student loan debt do you have? Gaby Dunn, author of ["Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together,"]( http://www.amazon.com/dp/dp/1501176331/?tag=saloncom08-20) a..

Credit: Salon-Editorial - Published

Americans Think Budgets Should Be Taught In School [Video]Americans Think Budgets Should Be Taught In School 01:12

How to file taxes, managing your money, and even managing your mental well-being number among the top things Americans wish they had learned in school growing up, according to new research. The..

Credit: SWNS STUDIO - Published

Curious Pup Head Tilts At Washing Machine [Video]Curious Pup Head Tilts At Washing Machine 00:47

Dogs are adorable. They’re furry and cuddly and full of so much love, but they’re not perfect. Dogs are capable of doing things out of their character just like humans. The first, and perhaps most..

Credit: Rumble Studio - Published

Kaltblut Magazine Presents THE LINE BETWEEN Produced by WE ARE NOW | FashionTV | FTV [Video]Kaltblut Magazine Presents THE LINE BETWEEN Produced by WE ARE NOW | FashionTV | FTV 02:38

WORLD - A KALTBLUT exclusive fashion editorial and film. Produced by WE ARE NOW featuring models Jacob James and Anastasia Sopova. WE ARE NOW PRODUCTIONS creates "THE LINE BETWEEN ", a fashion..

Credit: FashionTV - Published

Kaltblut Magazine Presents Fashion Film Called About Senses | FashionTV | FTV [Video]Kaltblut Magazine Presents Fashion Film Called About Senses | FashionTV | FTV 01:01

WORLD - A KALTBLUT exclusive fashion film and editorial from Milan. Photography by Davide Carlà. Styling by Claudia Hasa. Video made by Ismo. Models are Svetlana Deryabina, Victoria Stella Doritou and..

Credit: FashionTV - Published

Peggy Gou for TAG Heuer as she DJ's with Watches | FashionTV | FTV [Video]Peggy Gou for TAG Heuer as she DJ's with Watches | FashionTV | FTV 01:34

WORLD - TAG Heuer tags Peggy Gou, the rising icon in music and fashion, to talk about her partnership with the super impressive watch brand. For more FashionTV anytime & anywhere, click..

Credit: FashionTV - Published


Recent related news from verified sources

Microsoft’s web browser now warns users about untrustworthy news: Here’s how your favorite publications stack up

Microsoft’s web browser now warns users about untrustworthy news: Here’s how your favorite publications stack up
· *Microsoft's new version of its popular web browser now warns users about potentially untrustworthy news sources.* · *The service it uses is called...
Business Insider - Technology

Wondering how to save more MONEY?

Saving money isn’t rocket science but it does take a little planning and dedication to manage your finances efficiently. Here are 7 hacks that will help you to...
IndiaTimes - LifestyleAlso reported by •WorldNews

Walmart is selling a prepaid 32GB iPhone 6 for just $70

Everyone’s talking about how expensive the iPhone is as of late, but if you head over to Walmart, you can pick up a refurbished 32GB iPhone 6 with the...
Macworld - Computer Industry

Common mistakes that small business do with expansions

If you are a small business owner, it is imperative that sometime in the future you would like to expand it and take it to greater heights. It may not be as easy...
WorldNews - Front Page

You Might Like


Tweets about this

vpn_router

DD-WRT_Flashrouters Some helpful information from Nord Worried your Facebook account has been cloned? Here's what to know about this ne… https://t.co/nhvCOkuWXl 35 minutes ago

mae00h

williemae harrison You only reporting the same s*** that we got on YouTube you only reporting s*** off of Facebook off of Twitter get… https://t.co/LifdLSEA2z 2 hours ago

Box_it_Out

Box_it_Out You're ready! It's finally time to get fit. But you're worried about your fitness or don't have boxing experien… https://t.co/lLneIOlS1n 3 hours ago

YoungPam_

Danica Carter RT @elindseyyy: i posted these on facebook and my dad just texted me and said “Take those down your papaw will see them and know i let you… 4 hours ago

elindseyyy

em☼ i posted these on facebook and my dad just texted me and said “Take those down your papaw will see them and know i… https://t.co/0zFglLVuiD 4 hours ago

vpn_router

DD-WRT_Flashrouters Some helpful information from Nord Worried your Facebook account has been cloned? Here's what to know about this ne… https://t.co/1XGRpK1hSO 8 hours ago

mkbdelaware

Middletown Kitchen and Bath RT @BartelKitchen: Working with a Kitchen Designer – Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It's natural to be a lit… 13 hours ago

homehealth_uk

Home Health UK Ltd Worried about your pet? Visit @homehealthuk we have a large animal health information section covering common healt… https://t.co/ola3zXl4Bs 13 hours ago


Other recent news in Internet

YouTube TV is going nationwide just in time for cord-cutting SUPER BOWL fansStop everything and save up to $150 on Apple iPad and IPAD PRO at Walmart
FACEBOOK's Sandberg says Zuckerberg should remain CEO, chairmanTWITTER SUSPENDS account linked to boosting MAGA teens controversy
•More original news reports from newsR
Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest