If you have been living in a cave for the past few weeks then you may have missed the news that Facebook is coming under ever increasing fire over how data on its users found its way into the hands of a company which worked with carious political outfits around the globe.
Cambridge Analytica is the name on everyone’s lips right now, and Facebook is going to have to answer some difficult questions surrounding the safeguards which were supposed to stop things like this from taking place.
The social network is also supposed to be informing users whether their data was used or not, and now you can get the answer to that question by simply clicking a link.
Facebook will be reaching out to people to update them on their data, but if you do not want to wait you can check whether your data was used right now. The data itself was taken by a third-party “personality quiz,” and while you may not have given it access to your data yourself, that may not have kept you safe.
It now transpires that anyone whose friends gave the quiz access to their data will have also inadvertently dragged their own friends along for the ride, making it all the more interesting to see whether we are all impacted or not.
Of course, if you do find that your data has found its way into Cambridge Analytica’s hands there isn’t a great deal you can do about it. Other than perhaps tell all your friends to be a bit more careful with all things they do online moving forward!
To get started simply head over to the link here.