Article one: It's a sensational story containing allegations of sleaze, psychological manipulation and data misuse that has provoked an internationally furious response.
Tech giant Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data - and whether it was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election or the UK Brexit referendum.
Article two: Did you know, you’ve probably given numerous third-party applications access to all your personal data through Facebook, without even realising? If you’ve ever logged in to almost anything via Facebook, eg, booking sites or streaming services, used public Wi-Fi, played Candy Crush or answered any fun quizzes at any point, you’ll be affected.
If you quickly ticked a box to agree to the terms and conditions before signing in, playing a game etc, you’ve allowed access to your personal data. Unless you’ve actively opted out, these often long-forgotten apps will continue to have access to almost all of your personal information from your Facebook profile, even if you no longer interact with them.
To check & amend / delete apps with access to your data:
1) Login to Facebook.
2) Top blue bar, right hand side: click on the drop down arrow.
3) Choose SETTINGS.
4) Left hand menu bar: click on Apps.
You will now see a collection of apps which can access your Facebook data, by clicking on each app - you can see what data is available to each app. Click on the "x" to delete / remove the app.
If stuck, seek advice: contact Donline for help.