Recently a small incident happened and people started to protest on Facebook. But the Cambridge Analytica Fiasco was not really a data breach as per Facebook. Every piece of information which was collect comes under the terms and conditions of Facebook. How can people protest if it was given in terms and conditions page?
The real problem happened is on Facebook’s Platform and API. When people logged in to that app, users unwillingly( probably through unwittingly) accepted to give up the information about themselves and also their Facebook friends.
Unless your planning to delete your Facebook account, you need to see or limit the information accessed by third-party apps.
How to Stop Facebook Giving Your Data to Third Parties
Login to Facebook, then click the arrow which is facing down that will be in the top right corner. Click on the â€śSettingsâ€ť option.
Now go to the sidebar where you should switch to â€śAppsâ€ť Section. Youâ€™ll get two options. â€śApps, website and plug-insâ€ť and â€śApps otherâ€™s useâ€ť.
Whether your Fb information can be used or not is set by â€śApps, website, and plug-insâ€ť.
Anytime you can turn it ON or OFF, to do that you need to click the â€śEditâ€ť button. After this, you need to select â€śDisable Platformâ€ť option to turn it OFF.
The only problem is that most of the websites, platforms, services use verification. If it is turned OFF when you canâ€™t verify your login for most of the apps like Spotify account etc. Just be sure whether you need to turn it OFF so that third-party apps wouldnâ€™t access your data then only turn it OFF.
The better option is to set a limit to the data accessed by third-party apps. For doing so, go to â€śEditâ€ť button which will be in â€śApps Others Useâ€ť Section.
Now just be careful about which app you use, Third-party apps wonâ€™t end up with your data. If already they have your data, thereâ€™s nothing much to do but you can always be prepared for future issues.