The website stores more than just calls and messages and it's not limited to Android users, which is what Facebook would want you to believe.
First, you must be on the desktop version of Facebook.
While the future of old Facebook apps is up in the air and new apps are unable to join the network, Facebook seems to hoping that developers say patient.
Over the weekend, as more and more people have been downloading a full copy of their Facebook data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it's become apparent that Facebook has access to your mobile phone contacts. However, I rarely follow any Final Fantasy pages or Hip Hop music or anything related to Fortnite on Facebook, yet they're all there. Why? "You are always in control of the information you share with Facebook". It has a lot of private data about us.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of Facebook admitting on Monday that it collected phone call and text message history - but only at the permission of the user.
Once you unzip the archive, you'll end up with a new directory of files and folders.
When I looked at their profile on Facebook, their phone number was hidden from me. And even if those people have never joined Facebook - or have made a decision to delete their accounts - it looks as though some of their data will stay with the social network as long as the people who provided it remain. Thank you very much. The Federal Trade Commission also launched a separate investigation into Facebook's data practices on Monday.
The process of creating the archive takes a while but you'll receive a Facebook notification and an email telling you when it's done.
Click on Settings and click on "Download a copy of your Facebook data" at the bottom of the screen.
The National Fair Housing Alliance and other groups allege in the new complaint that tests of Facebook's platform revealed that the company allows housing advertisers to block ads from women, families with children, and users with interests suggesting a disability or particular national origin. But Facebook received numerous lawsuits as of Wednesday. "People who are being discriminated against have no way of knowing that they're being excluded". That might be fine to an extent, but when data falls into the hands of other firms such as the recent case with CA, things can be bad.
"Facebook has known for years that its advertising platform violates civil rights laws, but it has refused to change its ways on a voluntary basis", Diane L. Houk, one of the attorneys representing the housing groups, said in a statement. However, whatever actions Facebook takes, remember that they know and see everything their users do.