PC Doctor April 6, 2018

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Dear PC Doctor:

With all the current news about Facebook and Russia and elections, I am confused and concerned about Facebook and what data might have been released about me. Can you share any hints for finding out that information?

Thank you,


Dear Worried:

The folks at Facebook have responded to recent news and events with the following instructions for downloading a copy of your Facebook data.

Click at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings from the far-right pull-down menu marked with a small upside-down triangle.

Click on General. In the box that appears in the main part of the window, navigate to the bottom of the list and choose Download a copy of your Facebook data below your General Account Settings.

Click Start My Archive. A file will be sent to the email address you have connected with your Facebook account.

You will be required to confirm your identity to complete the download process. You will not be able to access the information until you have completed the security check.

You can check to see whether Facebook has your credit card information stored by clicking Settings > Payments. From there, you may choose to change or delete stored credit card information.

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy computing!

PC Doctor