This week, some Facebook users may have received a note in their newsfeeds pointing out that they or a Facebook friend have signed into a now-banned Personality Quiz app. The message explains how the app abused its information by sharing it with UK data mining company Cambridge Analytica. The shared information could include their public profile, page licks, birthday and current city. About 87 million Facebook users were affected. Click here for a summary of this story and additional advice to see if you are affected.
In response to questions from members about Facebook and privacy, the Senior Planet Exploration Center recently received some Facebook representatives an informal conversation. The session ended with a Facebook Privacy Checkup walkthrough and a one-to-one coaching on privacy settings with the members' tablets and smartphones.
"It was excellent," says member Maureen C, "I was reassured that Facebook had it under control and I was able to check my privacy settings … It's great that senior planet could arrange this … in In fact, I'm taking a course here tonight. "" Member Marie M. said, "I've answered all my questions … My philosophy is that there is something like & # 39; too much information & # 39; not there! "
Senior Planet advises members to review their privacy settings Here are some tips:
- Review your privacy settings and see how your personal information can be viewed. [1
- Do not hesitate to report "bad" "spam" by calling Si e Click the question mark icon and scroll to Report a problem.
- Rethink your password strategy; think of a "passphrase" (a sequence of words or other words that are meaningful only to you). For information about creating strong passwords, see in this article for the Senior Planet.
Note : You only need to review and update your settings on one device. In other words, if you change your settings on your phone, you do not have to do it again on your home computer or tablet.