The first steps in protecting your Facebook account

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Facebook has been under fire after a data firm found they accessed and improperly stored information from millions of users.

     You may feel like there may not be a lot you can do to protect yourself from things like this, but there.

     One of the first is checking your 3rd party apps and how they are connected.

     Using the “Facebook login” over creating a new account gives access to apps like Uber, Spotify, or AIRBNB, which then is directly associated with your account.

     You can start by unlinking those accounts under the plug-in’s section of your settings.

     Also disconnecting games from your account will also help.

     Knowing some information is already gone, upsets many.

“It does not make me feel good,” said Gloria Lewis, a Student at ECU.

“Because a lot of stuff is connected to Facebook, and not just mine, but friends and family, that gives them access to things that I did not qualify them to have at the beginning, but it does not feel good.”

     As a last resort, you can always deactivate your account.

     Under your manage account section, click on the edit section and deactivate account.

     This process may take up to 90 days.

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