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How to manage the privacy of your Facebook account from iOS

La bala que esquivó Apple y ha alcanzado a Facebook se llama privacidad

It should come as no surprise that our data provided to Facebook is used for profit advertising purposes. At the end of the day the business of Facebook, Google, or Spotify among others, is the data of their users . Apple, for its part, bases its business on the hardware it sells, so in its ecosystem, differential privacy comes before anything else.

How to manage the privacy of your Facebook account from iOS
How to manage the privacy of your Facebook account from iOS

Going back to Cambridge Analytica, they obtained the data of thousands of people thanks to an app (made for educational purposes) that collected data from the Facebook users that used it and their friends . that is, to prevent this kind of things the best thing you can do is to control what kind of data you share with Facebook, with the other people in Facebook and with the apps that you integrate in your Facebook account.

To control all this type of configuration we can do it comfortably from the Facebook app for iOS, without the need to access the web from a desktop computer. First let’s see how we control who sees our information of profile, posts and apps:

  1. Open Facebook on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. In the app menu go to Settings ; Account Settings ; Privacy.
  3. Choose the first option from Check some important settings.
  4. in the first step we choose who sees our Facebook posts. In the second step we choose our profile information. In the third step who sees the apps we are using with our Facebook account.
  5. When finished, press Done and return to the Setup screen.

Now it’s time to control which external apps and services have access to our Facebook data:

  1. Open Facebook on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. In the app menu, go to Settings ; Account Settings ; Applications.
  3. In the Facebook Login section we can see all the apps that have access to our account and within them the information that is shared, with whom it is shared and option to remove or report the app.
  4. After this we go to the section of Applications used by other people. Here’s the key, the options you have activated here will be seen by other apps that you don’t use, but your friends do. Deactivate all those you consider unnecessary.

Done, going through these two fields of the Facebook settings will greatly improve the privacy of our account and the information Facebook will provide to other people or apps. My recommendation is that you give a good review of the rest of your Facebook settings. Setting up what location is shared, who sees tagged photos, which browsers you are logged into… Facebook is a huge platform, and the best thing is to know at all times how your data is being used.

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