A recent interview with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed 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. How to disable apps on Facebook:
- Log into your Facebook account and click on the small triangle icon located in the blue bar across the top (pictured below.
- In the box that appears, choose “settings.”
- On the settings page, look at the list on the left hand side. Find and click “Apps.”
- 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 give app developers access to your Facebook information. All of us need to periodically delete these apps. Please feel free to return to this blog post if you need a refresher course in how to delete apps on Facebook. Stay safe on the internet!
How do you protect your information when you’re on the internet? Let’s share our knowledge so we’ll all be safer. Thanks!
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Look for my newest release! DANGEROUS MEMORIES is a romantic suspense that has a Hallmark Mystery Movie feel to it. After a horrific accident, Keira Rhodes awakens in the hospital with amnesia and learns that two men claim to be the father of her unborn child. Keira is left to wonder…
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What kind of woman am I?
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