The plan of Facebook is to become more involved with the everyday social lives of people which has the use of Artificial intelligence and so there are also concerns escalating about the data collected on Facebook and of the subsequent data collection.
And this has uncovered another area of controversy: Some Android users were shocked to discover that Facebook had far more detailed information about them than they knew, including phone call and text message data.
-The IP address of everywhere I've ever logged into Facebook. And if you think it is creepy that Facebook is storing this information, what about Apple's iCloud where millions store their iPhone data, including their contacts?
Next, under General Account Settings, click on "download a copy of your Facebook data".
The lawsuit said that the National Fair Housing Alliance did its own study after investigative news nonprofit ProPublica published an article in October 2016 that said Facebook allowed advertisers to exclude from advertisements in the housing category those customers assigned black, Hispanic and other "ethnic affinities".
I did notice that for some years every song I'd listened to on Spotify was listed, a handy reminder that when you link any external app to Facebook it then gathers a lot more data about you.
When that's done, unzip the downloaded file.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of Facebook admitting on Monday that it collected phone call and text message history - but only at the permission of the user. "After being warned repeatedly about its discriminatory advertising practices, Facebook continues to use this data to deny people access to rental housing and real estate sales ads due to their sex and family status". Alternatively, the opt-in to data collection may not have been very clear or set as a default response in certain cases. You can go here to delete anything from your timeline or profile that you no longer want on Facebook.
Bosworth, who goes by "Boz", has been at Facebook since 2006 and serves as the company's vice president in charge of virtual- and augmented-reality efforts.
I love the social network for showing off my latest photos, staying in contact with old friends and catching up on the latest news. There were contacts included in the data list that I didn't talk to anymore. "I know we can do better", he says.
As Ars Technica reported, Facebook needs permission to collect information like this from your phone when you install the Facebook app. Before she deleted her Facebook account, she merely imported all the birthdays for her Facebook friends onto her offline phone calendar.
Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg confirmed that users information have been compromised. The data is used in the algorithms that help Facebook recommend friends.