Protecting your personal data from abuse

Short of deleting their Facebook account, users have really no way of preventing such abuses. But Facebook users can limit their exposure.
Short of deleting their Facebook account, users have really no way of preventing such abuses. But Facebook users can limit their exposure.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

People have asked how they can protect their personal data from being exploited in light of the recent discovery that more than 50 million Facebook users' information was accessed.

Short of deleting their Facebook account, users have really no way of preventing such abuses. But Facebook users can limit their exposure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Protecting your personal data from abuse'. Print Edition | Subscribe