COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - How much does Facebook know about you?
Many users are taking a second look at their settings after the Federal Trade Commission announced an investigation into the company's privacy practices.
11 Call For Action investigator Katie Pelton wanted to see just how much Facebook has on her work page. And as you'll see in the video above, it's pages and pages of posts, pictures, videos, messages and more.
The privacy concerns stem from news that a British political data firm accessed personal information from more than 50 million Facebook users. The firm Cambridge Analytica is accused of passing on user data to the Trump campaign, possibly violating the social network's privacy standards.
If you, like Pelton, want to see how much data Facebook has collected on you, you can actually download it from the social media giant itself. Here's how:
- Go to "Settings"
- At the bottom of general account settings, click "Download a Copy of Your Facebook Data."
You can also check the apps that can access your information. Go to "Settings" then "Apps" and it will give you a list of applications.
Now's a good time to check who can see your photos and your posts. You can change that setting from "public" to "private" -- that way only your friends can see your private information.