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Facebook opens up on data shared from third-party sites, apps

Wednesday 21 August 2019 | 09:17 CET | News
Facebook is giving users more control over how it shares information with third-party apps and websites. The social network added a new menu to its settings that allows users to see which sites are sharing user data with Facebook and the option to stop them from doing so. 

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
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