With the latest news of the privacy issues with Facebook, we are all worried about what kind of information third party business are accessing through our phone. Even though you have adjusted your General Privacy Settings you may not be aware that some of the Apps you already have downloaded on your phone, already have more access to you and your friends information than you are comfortable with. I urge you to take the time and check every one of your Apps and their permission level to your Facebook information. Here are a few privacy checks that every Facebook App user should take the time review and adjust. To review the apps and websites you've logged into with Facebook:

1. Log into Facebook and click on the 3 bars in the top right of Facebook.

2. Click Settings & Privacy, then Settings.

3. Scroll down, Click Apps and Websites down the menu.

4. Click Logged in with Facebook. Filter between Active, Expired or Removed at the top, or search for a specific app or website using the search bar to the right.

5. Click EACH and EVERY individual App to see the Info shared with this App. This is where you would uncheck any boxes with the information you don't want to share.        We recommend unchecking all boxes unless it is "required." Note: If you are using a type of Photo App, you may still need to grant access to your photos.

6. Next, in some Apps you can choose to receive notifications.

7. You can also change the App visibility here. You may NOT want your co-workers, clients and friends to know you're playing "Casino Royale" in the middle of the day.          Here you can change those type of Apps to the privacy of "Only me" so they do not show up on your newsfeed for your friends to see.

8. You can also REMOVE an app or website that you no longer use. Free up some space! Select the app or website then Click Remove > Remove. If an app or website is: • Active: You've recently logged into these apps or websites and they can currently request the info you choose to share with them at any time. (See 5.)

• Expired: You've logged into these apps and websites with Facebook, but it appears you haven't been active for more than 90 days. They may still have access to info you previously shared, but their ability to make additional requests for private info has expired. (See 5.)

• Removed: These are apps and websites you removed from your account since 2015. They may still have access to info you previously shared, but can't make additional requests for private info. (See 5.) Why do apps need access to my info?

• Some apps may ask for info before you can use them. This info may be used to do things like:

• Help you find friends that also use the app or game.

• Personalize the content in the app so it's more interesting or relevant to you.

• Make it easier to share things with people on Facebook. • Make it easier to create an account so you can use the app right away.

• Keep in mind when you install an App, you give it permission to access your public profile, which includes your name, profile pictures, username, user ID (account number), networks and any info you choose to make publicly available. You also give or deny the app other info to personalize your experience, including your friends list, gender, age range and locale. (See 5.)

• An app may ask for additional info later when you’re using a feature of the app that requires it.

Note: Keep in mind that app and website developers may still have access to the data you previously shared. You can contact the app or website developer for more information. Call Accipiter Marketing for your Social Media Marketing and Advertising or Resume Building needs at 951-777-9850. You can visit www.accipitermarketing.com for more information. Have a great day! 

Facebook App Settings and Privacy Concerns                           



Source: Facebook