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How Much Do You Know About The Rights That Social Media Giants Have Over You?

We have all been taught the importance of online safety and the impact your online footprint can have (or at least I was), but do you know the real power that social media companies have over you and your content? Are you aware of how much they are able to own, use and share? Or did you just click 'I have read and accept the terms and conditions' like the rest of us?

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  1. What information is Facebook NOT allowed to collect from users?

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    Things you do and content you provide.
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    Things others do and content they provide.
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    Your networks and connections.
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    Information about payments.
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    Device information.
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    Information from websites and apps that use their Services.
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    Information from third-party partners.
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    Information from other Facebook companies.
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    Information from non Facebook partners and companies.
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    Facebook has access to ALL the information you provide to their various companies and partners.

    It is important for users to read and understand the full Facebook Data Policy to ensure that they understand their rights. https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

  2. Which of the following is a way Facebook is NOT allowed to use information?

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    To provide, improve and develop their Services.
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    To communicate with you.
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    To do other things that they do not outline in their agreement.
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    To promote safety and security.
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    To tailor its services to you based on location.
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    To provide suggestions for you.
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    To show you relevant ads.
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    To measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services.
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    It is evident that Facebook has permission to use your information for various uses

    https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

  3. Who is Facebook NOT allowed to share this information with?

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    Share your information to vendors, service providers, and other partners who globally support Facebook.
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    Share your data with other Facebook companies.
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    Share your data with the new owners of Facebook companies.
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    Sell browsing histories and app usage histories to advertisers.
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    Share your info with apps, websites and third-party integrations using our Services (when you use Facebook to log in).
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    Share your information with advertisers.
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    Share collected data with analytics services.
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    Share your data with people you communication with (other Facebook users like your friends).
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    While Facebook has the ability and is legally allowed to share your information with many vendors, companies and individuals, they are unable to do so without your specific consent.

    Facebook however, do not have the right to sell your history or app usage to advertisers. Make sure you check out Facebook's Data Policy to get in the know about what you have already allowed them to do with your data! https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

  4. What information is not collected from Snapchat users?

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    Any information you send through the services, such as Snaps and Chats to your friends.
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    Information you provide when you set up your account such as the unique username you’d like to go by, a password, an email address, a phone number, and your date of birth (and the information you provide when we suggest that you add your full name, profil
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    Information you provide when you contact Snapchat Support or communicate with the company in any way.
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    Photos and information that you do not give consent to them having access to.
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    How you interact with the services (eg. which filters you use, which channels you watch on discover).
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    How you communicate with other Snapchatters (eg. the time and date of your communications, the number of messages you exchange with your friends, which friends you exchange messages with the most, and your interactions with those messages).
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    Information about what device you're using the application on.
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    Collect images and other information from your device’s camera and photos. (when you allow access).
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    Location information (when location services are enabled).
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    Information from the device's phonebook (when you allow access to it).
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    Information they collect from third parties.
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    Snapchat is able to retain the photos you share on their services, even after they disappear or expire.
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    Snapchat basically owns all the information you allow them to! And that does include the photos that you sent and received even after they've 'disappeared' to you and the user you sent/received them to/from.

    Don't forget that you agreed to Snapchat having access to all these things when you (didn't) read and agreed to the terms and conditions! Check them out here: https://www.snap.com/en-US/privacy/privacy-policy/

  5. How long does Snapchat keep your content?

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    While they are able to retain opened and expired Snaps and Chats, they automatically delete the content of your Snaps from from servers after they detect that a Snap has been opened by all recipients or has expired.
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    They keep your information in their data base as long as they deem acceptable.
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    They don't keep or own any of the data you Snap or Chat.
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    That's right!

    While their private policy states that they are allowed to obtain sent and opened or expired Snaps and Chats they also state that they delete them after they are opened and expired! Good news!!

  6. Is Snapchat allowed to change their Private Policy at any time?

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    Yes
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    No
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    Yes! They are allowed to change their policy at any time.

    But when they do, they'll let you know one way or another (kind of). Sometimes, only by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy, other times, they may provide you with additional notice (on their website or within the app).

  1. With the information provided throughout this quiz, will you alter your behaviour online?

    With the information shared throughout this quiz from both Facebook and Snapchat's Privacy Policies, do you think this will alter what you post online, your privacy settings etc.? Remember: Facebook's Private Policy is used for all Facebook owned and operated companies including WhatsApp and Instagram as well as 60+ others.

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    No, I'm not worried about them owning the content I produce. 
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    No, I'm already conservative with what I post online.
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    Yes, I didn't know they had control of so much of my content.
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    Yes, although I already knew most of the information in the quiz.
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  1. Does the information provided make you feel like these sites have betrayed your trust?

    Does the information provided make you feel like these sites have betrayed your trust?

    Even though you might have ticked the agree and accept boxes, the companies know that most people don't read the agreements so is it a violation of your trust and does it really count as consent?

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    Yes, total betrayal.
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    No, if you didn't read the info then why did you agree? 
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    Yes, but I probably should've read the agreement.
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    No, I don't really mind how they use and share my info.
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  1. Are you going to read the agreements in the future or go back and read some ones you've already agreed to?

    Are you going to read the agreements in the future or go back and read some ones you've already agreed to?

    Remember that these agreements are all available for you to read online! While they might not really push you to read them when you agree, you always have access to them if you want to go back.

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    Yes, definitely.
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    No way, who cares.
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    I'm not sure.
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    I'll think about it next time.
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  1. Are you going to make immediate changes to your privacy setting and/or allowed access setting?

    Are you going to make immediate changes to your privacy setting and/or allowed access setting?

    Although you might have previously allowed access to certain information, you are always allowed to change your mind. Feel free to go into your setting and restrict access to certain things like location services, camera roll, contact list etc.

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    Yes, I'm going to go through my settings now.
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    No, I really don't care.
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