Tech expert explains how to ensure your information is safe on Facebook

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday it is investigating Facebook as the social network faces scrutiny over data privatization following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The scandal has left many Facebook users are wondering how they can keep their data private.

Tech expert Ryan Ozawa explained what steps users can take to keep their information safe.

Adjusting Facebook settings on a desktop computer:

Video: Removing Facebook app permissions:

Video:  Deleting Facebook apps faster with the Privacy Checklist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTkQ5K4kXeM

Video:  Edit your Facebook 'Interests' for ad targeting:

Controlling Facebook's access to contacts, call logs and text messages:

Facebook gathers this data via contacts "syncing" in its Messenger app. Instructions to turn this on or off can be found here:

You can also manage or delete all of your contact information held by Facebook by accessing this page on a desktop computer:

Related links:

Original call and text message logging report from Ars Technica:

Facebook's "Fact Check" on call and text history:

https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/03/fact-check-your-call-and-sms-history/

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