There’s no denying that Facebook is one of the greatest social networking platform for both users and businesses up to this date. However, Facebook hasn’t always managed its users’ data well. Take for example, the most recent case where their Facebook chat’s privacy was compromised by a loophole in the system. They’ve also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users; like the most recent change.
Here are the types of Personal Data captured in the graphs:
– Likes: A person, band, movie, web page, or any other entity represented in Facebook’s social graph that has a “like” button. “Likes” started with status updates, but have now grown to encompass pretty much everything.
– Name, Picture, Gender, Birthday: Self-explanatory
– Extended Profile Data: Your family members, city, place of birth, religious views, favourite authors, schools attended; anything that is an entity you can list a relationship to in your profile
– Friends: The people you’ve added as friends
– Networks: The personal networks you’ve set up on Facebook (e.g. colleges & universities or companies)
– Wall posts, Photos: Self-explanatory