Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re familiar with what has happened over at Facebook, with the disclosure of Facebook not just giving access to your data to Cambridge Analytica, but allowing them access to all of your FRIENDS data without their permission!
Your personal data is kind of like bad words you’ve said to your spouse; once it’s out there, it’s out there; you can only mitigate the effects.
So what do you do?
- Do some Facebook Apps Spring Cleaning- Third party apps you’ve logged in through facebook would have easy access to your information. You can remove these services by vising Facebook’s App page.
- Having unique passwords for everything
- Keeping all software patched and up-to-date on all your devices
- Running security software
You can get a password manager to keep track on your new passwords.
We won’t tell you whether or not to continue using Facebook or any other social media platform, but we WILL tell you to be cautious about what you share with others and make sure you have protection in place.