Control the data that apps and websites share with the social media giant.


If you’re familiar with the 2017 American techno-thriller film The Circle, you’ll find the way Facebook tracks your web activity uncomfortably similar.

Thankfully, Facebook has introduced the Off-Facebook Activity to let you see and control the data that apps and websites share with the platform and monitor the kind of information that third-party apps can access.

With the Off-Facebook Activity privacy feature, you can clear the history of apps and websites that have shared your data. This tool isn’t nearly as useful as your web browser’s clear-history button – it doesn’t let you reset your entire relationship with Facebook. But the transparency does give you a way to unlink some of its surveillance from your Facebook account.

You can also turn off future activity outside of Facebook, which tells Facebook to disconnect any information that the company has shared from your account. Alternatively, you can selectively choose which companies you want to stop sharing your activity and it’ll stop showing you those targeted ads.

Watch the below video to find out how to claim back the control of your data.



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