Facebooks skræmmende metoder: Sådan snager de i dine data


Facebooks skræmmende metoder: Sådan snager de i dine data

Facebook sporer dig på måder, du slet ikke havde forestillet dig. I et svar til den amerikanske Kongres redegør Facebook for alle de ting de holder øje med, når man bruger Facebook.


Illustration: Dessin de Tjeerd Royaards, Cartoon Movement, Pays-Bas)

Facebook har i et svar til den amerikanske Kongres afsløret de mange måder, de overvåger folk, som bruger deres platform på, skriver Business Insider.

Ud over, at holde øje med hvor meget tid man bruger på sitet, eller hvilke ting man køber gennem Facebook, holder de også øje med en række mindre åbenlyse ting.

  • Facebook gemmer dine musebevægelser, og bruger dem til at bedømme, om du er et ægte menneske. Googles Recaptcha-system fungerer på samme måde
  • Facebook holder øje med, om Facebook-vinduet er i fokus, også for at vurdere om du er et menneske
  • Facebook samler store mængder data om din enhed, så som batteriniveau, signalstyrke og lagerplads
  • Facebook undersøger hvilket mobilselskab du har, din internetudbyder, din IP-adresse, informationer om dine cookies, tidszone og hvor hurtigt dit internet er.
  • Nogle gange overvåger Facebook hvilke andre enheder, der er på samme netværk
  • Signaler fra omkringliggende wifi-netværk, mobilmaster og BlueTooth-enheder overvåges også af Facebook
  • Facebook har adgang til din GPS-position, kameradata og billeder, hvis ikke indstillingerne er sat til at forhindre det.
    Det er måske en af de mest opsigtsvækkende adgange, som Facebook har. I dokumentet beskrives det sådan:
    Data from device settings: information a user allows us to receive through device settings they turn on, such as access to their GPS location, camera, or photos.
  • Facebook samler også data om hvad du laver online og offline, og hvad du køber fra tredje parter, inklusive din brug af spil og andre apps
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41.000 danskere har fået lænset Facebook-oplysninger: Med dette værktøj kan du se, om du eller dine venner er ramt


41.000 danskere har fået lænset Facebook-oplysninger: Med dette værktøj kan du se, om du eller dine venner er ramt

Facebook rydder op i sit rod. Nu kan brugerne selv undersøge hvorvidt de er berørt af dataskandalen.

En god portion af Facebooks brugere har i mandags fået besked fra selskabet om, at deres personlige data kan være blevet misbrugt til politiske formål af det udskældte analyseinstitut Cambridge Analytica.

Læs også: I dag får du besked, hvis du er ramt af Facebook-læk

Blandt det sociale medies 2,2 milliarder brugere, mistænkes det at op mod 87 millioner er ramt at informationslækket.

Herhjemme har Ritzau tidligere oplyst, at 41.820 danske Facebook-konti kan have indgået i Cambridge Analyticas storstilede dataindsamling.

Vil du vide, hvorvidt din – eller dine venners – Facebook-konto, er berørt af lækket, stiller Facebook nu et værktøj til rådighed, som ud fra din historik og kontaktliste kan vurdere, hvorvidt dine data er blevet kompromitterede.

Det skriver netmediet Windows Central.

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Facebook-værktøjet kan tilgås fra selskabets Help Center ved hjælp af dette link.

Ud fra din profil vil selskabet vurdere omfanget af datalækagen. Er du eller dine kontakter berørt, vil der få en rapport over hvilken type oplysninger, der er kompromitterede.

Den verserende skandale trækker rødder tilbage til 2014, hvor quizz-applikationen ’This Is Your Digital Life’ høstede oplysninger om deltagerne samt deres kontakter.

Ifølge Facebooks besked til de ramte brugere, rummer lækagen i værste tilfælde oplysninger om nyhedsfeed, tidslinje, opslag samt beskeder delt igennem den sociale platform.

Facebook-værktøjet vurderer kun, hvorvidt datalæk stammer fra den omstridte app. Facebook indførte først opstramninger i mediets datapolitik i løbet af 2015.                   

How to download a copy of your Facebook data


How to download a copy of your Facebook data

Facebook and privacy If you want a better understanding of all the information Facebook’s storing on you, you’re going to want to download a copy of your Facebook data. Here’s how!

A MacBook Pro with a user's Facebook data displayed - How to download your Facebook data

Taking control of your Facebook data starts with understanding just how much of your data is stored with Facebook. The social media service offers a self-help tool that gives you access to your entire trove of personal data. It’s actually a fairly simple process that lets you see all your photos, videos, friends, contact info, messages, apps, and quite a bit more that Facebook’s storing on its servers.

How to download a copy of your Facebook data

  1. On the web, visit the General Account Settings page.
  2. At the bottom of your General Account Settings, click Download a copy of your Facebook data.
  3. Click Start My Archive.
  4. Enter your password and click Submit to continue.

  5. Click Start My Archive to start the process of creating your Facebook archive.
  6. Click Okay.
  7. Wait for an e-mail or Facebook notification letting you know your Facebook archive is ready to download.
  8. Click Download Archive.

  9. Enter your password and click Submit to download your Facebook archive.

Your archive will download as a ZIP archive. Inside you’ll find four folders and an HTML page. Clicking on the HTML page will take you to a local representation of your Facebook archive. You can click on the links below your profile photo on the left to see everything Facebook is storing. If you’re wondering, yep, Timeline goes all the way back to the beginning. I cringed — younger me was so angsty.

Want to know what data you’ll be able to see in your Facebook archive? Here’s what Facebook says will be made available to you:

Data Type Description
About Me Information you added to the About section of your timeline like relationships, work, education, where you live and more. It includes any updates or changes you made in the past and what is currently in the About section of your timeline.
Account Status History The dates when your account was reactivated, deactivated, disabled or deleted.
Active Sessions All stored active sessions, including date, time, device, IP address, machine cookie and browser information.
Ads Clicked Dates, times and titles of ads clicked (limited retention period).
Address Your current address or any past addresses you had on your account.
Ad Topics A list of topics that you may be targeted against based on your stated likes, interests and other data you put in your timeline.
Alternate Name Any alternate names you have on your account (ex: a maiden name or a nickname).
Apps All of the apps you have added.
Birthday Visibility How your birthday appears on your timeline.
Chat A history of the conversations you’ve had on Facebook Chat (a complete history is available directly from your messages inbox).
Check-ins The places you’ve checked into.
Currency Your preferred currency on Facebook. If you use Facebook Payments, this will be used to display prices and charge your credit cards.
Current City The city you added to the About section of your timeline.
Date of Birth The date you added to Birthday in the About section of your timeline.
Education Any information you added to Education field in the About section of your timeline.
Emails Email addresses added to your account (even those you may have removed).
Events Events you’ve joined or been invited to.
Facial Recognition Data A unique number based on a comparison of the photos you’re tagged in. We use this data to help others tag you in photos.
Family Friends you’ve indicated are family members.
Favorite Quotes Information you’ve added to the Favorite Quotes section of the About section of your timeline.
Followers A list of people who follow you.
Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests.
Friends A list of your friends.
Gender The gender you added to the About section of your timeline.
Groups A list of groups you belong to on Facebook.
Hidden from News Feed Any friends, apps or pages you’ve hidden from your News Feed.
Hometown The place you added to hometown in the About section of your timeline.
IP Addresses A list of IP addresses where you’ve logged into your Facebook account (won’t include all historical IP addresses as they are deleted according to a retention schedule).
Locale The language you’ve selected to use Facebook in.
Logins IP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account.
Logouts IP address, date and time associated with logouts from your Facebook account.
Messages Messages you’ve sent and received on Facebook. Note, if you’ve deleted a message it won’t be included in your download as it has been deleted from your account.
Name The name on your Facebook account.
Name Changes Any changes you’ve made to the original name you used when you signed up for Facebook.
Networks Networks (affiliations with schools or workplaces) that you belong to on Facebook.
Pages You Admin A list of pages you admin.
Pending Friend Requests Pending sent and received friend requests.
Phone Numbers Mobile phone numbers you’ve added to your account, including verified mobile numbers you’ve added for security purposes.
Photos Photos you’ve uploaded to your account.
Photos Metadata Any metadata that is transmitted with your uploaded photos.
Physical Tokens Badges you’ve added to your account.
Pokes A list of who’s poked you and who you’ve poked. Poke content from our mobile poke app is not included because it’s only available for a brief period of time. After the recipient has viewed the content it’s permanently deleted from our systems.
Political Views Any information you added to Political Views in the About section of timeline.
Posts by Others Anything posted to your timeline by someone else, like wall posts or links shared on your timeline by friends.
Recent Activities Actions you’ve taken and interactions you’ve recently had.
Registration Date The date you joined Facebook.
Religious Views The current information you added to Religious Views in the About section of your timeline.
Removed Friends People you’ve removed as friends.
Screen Names The screen names you’ve added to your account, and the service they’re associated with. You can also see if they’re hidden or visible on your account.
Spoken Languages The languages you added to Spoken Languages in the About section of your timeline.
Status Updates Any status updates you’ve posted.
Work Any current information you’ve added to Work in the About section of your timeline.
Videos Videos you’ve posted to your timeline.

Thoughts?

Do you think downloading your Facebook archive will be a good thing for you? Are you planning to keep using Facebook? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Mikah Sargent

Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he’s not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you’re so inclined.