Facebook Data Security: Is it an Initial Alarm for Android User's

03 July 2018
Facebook Data Security: Is it an Initial Alarm for Android User's
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Posted by Root Info Solutions

Since past few months, Rumors and affairs have to surround facebook on data breaching, and the way it harvests data.

Yes, of course, it can lead to exploitation of vulnerable data in different ways.   Companies and governments are extracting benefit out of it and further, the possible outcome to be achieved with massive quantities of data are mostly unknown.

Well, is it necessary for users to proactivity access, the amount of time spent on different apps?  For instance; Let’s see some cases how it can affect the individual.

An employer can reject a high job offers to a CEO buying medicine online for the heart if he has access to his psychographic profile.  

Or your loan may be denied by the bank, even if the papers are in order just because it gets to know that you could be fired anytime from your job, from the from your psychographic profile.  Similarly, a company in possession of millions of psychographic profiles can hit lucrative deals with banks, insurance companies, advertisers, security agencies.

It’s really a matter of distress, that Facebook data can be stolen by big, innovative companies to fulfill their insidious motives. The faith in the internet as a safe space is shaken brutally. The United Nations trade and development agency (UNCTAD) express their view on the scandal over data privacy and states it as a tip of the e-commerce iceberg.

And of course, it things will continue like this, consumers will start to avoid online purchases, as there is a guarantee that the purchase data will not be compromised. Therefore, Android app Development  Services needs more protection from data theft.

With the advancing technology, it's quite obvious that the value of data has increased and Android app developers must emphasis on data security. And it can become harder to protect privacy and secure data, as the way businesses are regulated will not be that easy.

Of course, the conversation on data breach, will make companies like Facebook set the foundations "how such companies need to be operated in the future, and that’s why it’s important to know who has your data, what type of data and how much of it, and most necessarily what they’re doing with it.

Is it really a “data breach”?

Facebook has argued, in disputing “The Guardian’s initial headline”. The word breach suggests security threat to the users, which is not good for the company itself, and quit worrying about the users.

Out of concern, in sometime later Facebook put out a statement specifically addressing this claim. "They made the claim that data breach news was completely fake.”

Here what had actually happened, People were asked for information access and they knowingly provided their information.  No system was infiltrated, or passwords were hacked." what went wrong was, people did it with the casual approach which reading the full information, that appeared while asking for data access permission.

Well, nothing was actually breached – Facebook's failing didn't hit the security protocols or data protection. The main concern is, who it let's use its site to collect data, and how they do so.

Facebook stated that its security wasn't compromised. But the user’s were “how that data was then found”.

Here we will share some of the tips with the user’s, how they can secure their data using the Facebook Data Security in Android.  

One of the most important pieces of advice to the Internet user would be: User must be alert and cautious about everything they access and download. The search engine is always fetching your data, about every service you click on. Therefore make sure it doesn’t get in wrong hands, i.e. one who can exploit you with it.

However, at any time, the data harvesting might be necessary to fund the development to upkeep the service itself. The same was being argued by the Facebook in its protest. And, at other times, the data harvest was done for service improvement- as with Google, though of course it also uses that information to sell ads.

Taking thing technically, we can figure out, Facebook wasn't doing anything wrong; the Android's older, pre-2015 permissions model,  offered the users with a sprawling list containing take-'em-or-leave-'em permissions every time a new app was installed.

Android app development company, looking for the newer setup — Android 6.0 Marshmallow release in 2015 (though apparently used by Facebook only since mid-last-year, as noted by the AC crew) It offered a case by case permissions on the basis of app needs. Further, it lets user’s to accept or deny as per preference,  so it’s all up to users, now it’s all om users to read the full terms and condition.

This means, if Facebook or any other app wants to fetch user’s contact list, phone data, messaging data, or anything else, it has to explicitly ask for user’s approve or deny.

Even in this new and improved scenario, the users blindly give permission to some app's request without carefully giving it much thought.
The psychology of users is set to —  whatever — get out of my way." This means user ending up granting an app permission, sometimes to when they actually do not have to.

Well, with the latest Android Studio release, here's the pulse point, for users now it’s easy to pull up common system permissions and find out which apps have access to the data. From there, it takes an app out of the list on single tap and cut off its access entirely.

Note:- To more about how to check your “Android app permissions”,  continue reading our next blog

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