By now you would have seen the posts on Facebook regarding changes to privacy something along the lines of the following:
There are a few different version that we have seen circulating and it is reported that they have been around since 2012 and given new life after a major political scandal that occurred in early 2018.
Cambridge Analytica Data obtained personal data from millions of individual’s profiles to be used for political purpose.
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, although terrifying did lead to significant change to consumer protection privacy laws in social media and opened the discussion on consumer protection laws.
Unfortunately it has also created real fears that scammers are capitalising on.
The posts that we are all seeing regarding protecting your profiles are fake.
Facebook have not released any statements regarding making personal information, photographs and other material public nor have they suggested making all posts public. As per your current options you can select to post privately with your friends or public.
Facebook’s official response. “There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.” Click here to learn more: www.facebook.com/policies.
A more recent link https://www.facebook.com/about/basics/privacy-principles?__tn__=-UK-R
Will give you some valuable information and tools to ensure that your privacy is save.
Are we saying your data is save forever? No, but we are saying that right now these posts are a scam and you need to take privacy into your own hands.
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