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Facebook: how to prevent a connected app from accessing your data | Social networks

The Facebook application can be configured to prevent the sharing of personal data with third party apps and services. The feature, available in the app for iPhone (iOS) and Android phones, allows you to disable the sending of important personal data, including the contact list, e-mail address, likes and the user's current city.

After the news that more than 50 million users had their data leaked to the political marketing company Cambridge Analytica, procedures like the one we will show you next are important to ensure your privacy when using the social network. See the tutorial on how to perform the configuration in the tutorial below.

Tutorial shows how to prevent services from accessing your data on the social network Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudoTutorial shows how to prevent services from accessing your data on the social network Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to prevent services from accessing your data on the social network Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open Facebook and tap the three bars icon at the bottom right of the screen. Then go to "Settings".

Way to access the Facebook application settings Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWay to access the Facebook application settings Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to access the Facebook application settings Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Touch "Account settings" and then "Applications".

Way to access settings for Facebook applications Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWay to access settings for Facebook applications Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Way to access settings for Facebook applications Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Go to "Connected with Facebook" and tap the "View" option next to one of the apps or services listed.

Way to access privacy settings for applications linked to Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWay to access privacy settings for applications linked to Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to access privacy settings for applications linked to Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Touch the blue check icons to disallow access to the selected data. To make the configuration effective, touch the arrow icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

Option to prevent a service or app from accessing personal data on a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaOption to prevent a service or app from accessing personal data on a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Option to prevent a service or app from accessing personal data on a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 1. Open Facebook and tap the three bars icon at the top of the screen. Then choose "Account settings".

Way to access the settings of a Facebook account for Android Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWay to access the settings of a Facebook account for Android Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to access the settings of a Facebook account for Android Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Go to "Applications" and then tap the "Edit" option under "Connected with Facebook".

Way to access the list of applications connected to a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWay to access the list of applications connected to a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to access the list of applications connected to a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Choose one of the applications from the list. The next screen will display the data that the service has access to. To disallow this sharing, touch the blue arrow icon next to each data provided.

Way to disallow services to access Facebook data Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWay to disallow services to access Facebook data Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to disallow services to access Facebook data Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. To save the configuration and avoid sharing personal data with the service, tap the arrow icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

When finalizing the configuration that disallows services to access data from a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen finalizing the configuration that disallows services to access data from a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When finalizing the configuration that disallows services to access data from a Facebook account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Take advantage of the tip to make your Facebook account more secure and guarantee your privacy by avoiding the sharing of important data with services that use social network login.

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