Facebook Has Finally Put Its Controversial Trending Product Out Of Its Misery

Each time you connect to an app you give it permission to record your details

  • A new tool helps users to cut their connection to unwanted third-party apps 

  • Previously, users had to remove access to thousands of apps individually 

  • Facebook has been hit by allegations of mis-managing data it gathers from users

  • It reportedly sold data from 50 million users on to the firm Cambridge Analytica 

  • By Harry Pettit For Mailonline >

    Published: 05:47 EDT, 4 April 2018 | Updated: 09:32 EDT, 4 April 2018

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    Facebook has finally launched a new bulk app removal tool to help you protect your data.

    The tool helps Facebook users to cut their connection to third-party 'vampire apps' that they no longer want to have access to their data.

    The world's largest social media company is under pressure to improve its handling of data after disclosing that information about 50 million Facebook users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

    The new feature is part of a series of rapid changes the social media giant is making to mitigate fallout from the scandal.

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    Facebook has launched a new bulk app removal tool to help you protect your data. The tool (pictured) helps Facebook users to cut their connection to third-party apps that they no longer want to have access to their data. To access it, head to Facebook's app settings page

    Facebook has launched a new bulk app removal tool to help you protect your data. The tool (pictured) helps Facebook users to cut their connection to third-party apps that they no longer want to have access to their data. To access it, head to Facebook's app settings page

    A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch: 'We already show people what apps their accounts are connected to and control what data they've permitted those apps to use.

    'In the coming month, we're going to make these choices more prominent and easier to manage.'

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