With all the coverage of Facebook selling your personal data to nefarious others, we thought we’d use our Favorite Thing space to show you how to see what they have collected on you over the years (be forewarned—it is pretty impressive in a bad way) and how you can lock down your account to prevent future sharing of your data.

Step 1: First, how to see what Facebook has collected on you (as well as edit your history).

This post from CNN Money will give you all the information you need on finding out what has been collected on YOU. http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/24/technology/facebook-data/index.html

Step 2: Second, say NO MORE for future Facebook data collection.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has this article on turning off a setting that will stop others from collecting your data from this point forward. As to the old data (prior to shifting this setting)—as they say in Texas—“them cows left the barn”. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/how-change-your-facebook-settings-opt-out-platform-api-sharing