How To See Companies/Apps That Are Tracking You On Facebook

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Facebook is the main source to get connected to all our friends and relatives. Do you know Facebook uses our personal data, for suggestions of ads? Actually, facebook traces your activities, your likes, and dislikes etc. of your feed and then shows you the advertisements and there is nothing new about it, But my question is do you really want to share all your personal information to the companies where you do log in from Facebook?

Facebook sends our personal information(without our knowledge) to other third-party companies so that they can target the customers by tracing their likes, Unlikes, and status updates. This data can be used as a weapon in elections, or for better targeting of ads and products and this is a serious issue exposed by Cambridge Analytica.

Till now, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was silent about the Facebook's Privacy issues but on Wednesday he came up with his statement. Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook post

"We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you. I have been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this dosen't happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today, we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it"

ALSO READ- Mark Zuckerberg gave all the answers related toFacebook privacy issues.

We download lots of apps, and sometimes we forget that we have logged in that application through Facebook and the game starts from here. By Logging in with facebook we allow the applications and companies to look into our facebook profile which contains our personal information like email address, Phone Number, our current location Etc. Actually, Facebook and other companies use your data for better targeting of adds on your news feed. However, Facebook does not let them know about your specific information.For example, what is your name? your phone number etc. The companies can only trace you facebook activities and your likes etc.

But If you are a person who does not like to share your information then, here is the way to manage the information that you want to share with apps and companies in which you have logged in through Facebook.


Steps To Manage Information On Facebook For Third Party Apps

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Now, go to settings of your account.

  • In this section, click on Ads option.

  • Here, you will get the list of applications you have logged in through Facebook.

  • Now, Click On Every application and select edit option there.

  • In this section manage/edit the information that you want to hide from these applications.


Here is the list of data written below, that facebooks share with Third party applications.

  1. Work History
  2. Education Update
  3. Events
  4. Hometown
  5. Status Updates
  6. Your Friendlist
  7. Your friend's status updates

Apart from all these information, third party application and companies can also get your personal information from your friend's profile by tracing your status updates from your friend's news feed. To, stop that you can disable the Facebook's app platform from your profile. Let's have a look how to do it.


How To Disable Facebook App's Platform/Permission Altogether

  • Log in To your Facebook account.
  • Click on the Menu button and select settings.

  • Here, Click On App Sections.
  • Select  Apps, Website, and Plugins.
  • Now, click on the edit option of this section.
  • Select Disable platform.




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