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Cambridge Analytica row: How to protect yourself & your friends on Facebook

While there's not much you can do short of ceasing to browse the web entirely or deleting your Facebook account; here are some tips

Brian X Chen | NYT 

Revelations that a voter-profiling company that worked Donald J Trump’s presidential campaign harvested private information from 50 million Facebook profiles have many people wondering: What, if anything, can they do to protect their data connected to the social network? Here’s the harsh truth: Not much, short of ceasing to browse the web entirely or deleting your Facebook account. Yet there are some best practices you can employ to help safeguard your data, such as installing software to block web tracking technologies and carefully vetting the apps that you use on ...

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First Published: Sat, March 24 2018. 09:34 IST
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