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Facebook data downloads highlight what the social network knows about you

Sunday - 25/03/2018 06:50
People are being encouraged to download their Facebook data following concerns about the information the social media giant collects on its users. It seems to include phone calls, text messages and other non-Facebook activity.
File photo © Regis Duvignau / Reuters
File photo © Regis Duvignau / Reuters
New Zealand software developer Dylan McKay highlighted the issue after he downloaded his data from Facebook and found that the company had recorded his text and call data. McKay posted the information to his Twitter feed.

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The furor led Julian Assange to post instructions Saturday about how to access the data online. In a follow-up post, the WikiLeaks founder called the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg a “megalomaniac” and told his followers he had deletedhis Facebook account, and then said he never had one to begin with.

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