INTERNET SAFETY 101~ Must Read

Written By: Jackie Weger - May• 05•18

Donna Fasano, USA Today & Amazon bestselling author

GUEST POST FROM DONNA FASANO

Internet safety~How To Disable Apps on Facebook

This morning I watched an interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and learned that there was a huge breach of information back in 2015 in which the personal information of millions of Facebook users was handed over to third party app developers. Due to this mega-breach of personal information, I decided to check out which apps were connected to my Facebook account. OH, WOW! That’s all I can say. I found dozens of apps attached to my account…apps that I don’t even remember ever using. I deleted 90% of them. Here’s how you can do the same.

1. Log into your Facebook account and click on the small triangle icon located in the blue bar across the top (pictured below).

2. In the box that appears, choose “settings.”

3. On the settings page, look at the list on the left hand side. Find and click “Apps.”

4. Hover the cursor over each app to see: a) a small pencil icon with allows editing of settings and b) an “x” that, when clicked, will delete the app.

We have to do whatever we can to protect our personal information. Any time you use one of those fun apps—you know, the ones that entice you with “how old do you look?” or “what kind of friend are you?” or “can you pass this history quiz?” etc.—you are agreeing to allow the app developers access to your Facebook information. All of us need to periodically delete these apps. Stay safe on the internet!

Added Note: The Better Business Bureau offers this:  Scam Alert: That Facebook Quiz Might Be a Big Data Company Mining Your Personal Information.  In light of the recent revelation that Cambridge Analytica allegedly mined personal information from more than 50 million Facebook users, the Better Business Bureau is again reminding consumers that what they share online can be used for illegal or unethical reasons. Social media quizzes – especially popular on Facebook – seem innocent enough. But taking the quiz might mean you are giving away more about yourself than you originally thought, and may extend to your Friends, as well. These quizzes ask seemingly silly or useless questions, but hackers can use that information to penetrate your social accounts and gain access to your personal information or the information of your friends and family. Some quizzes are designed to steal your data in an outright scam. So think twice before you engage in a Facebook quiz.

About the author: Donna Fasano is a USA Today Bestselling Author whose books have won awards and have been published in nearly 2 dozen languages. Her latest release is Dangerous Memories.

About the book: What kind of woman am I?

The question haunts Keira Rhodes when she awakens in the hospital with amnesia and learns that two men claim to be her baby’s father. Logan claims he is her loving husband. Although Keira feels drawn to this quiet man, she senses that their marriage has been far from perfect. For Logan’s own brother, Kyle, staunchly maintains that Keira’s baby and her heart are his…The truth lays hidden in Keira’s lost memory—and in the tender touch of one special man.

If you enjoy the Hallmark Mystery movies, you will love Dangerous Memories.

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4 Comments

  1. susan3607 says:

    an informative post. Thanks for the tips.

  2. Robyn M Ryan says:

    I did exactly what you suggested. I did get a little over-agressive in deleting permission for apps, but can always re-approve. Great content and advice!
    Thanks,

    ~ Robyn

  3. Linda Lee says:

    Thanks, Donna. Very helpful for everyone. Shared. 🙂

  4. I did that the other day. Many thanks for explaining the process!

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