Dr Mark Rosenberg, CDC, NPR discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday

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Of today's march for our lives tomorrow unweakened addition sunday dr mark rosenberg he oversaw gun violence research at the cdc in the nineteen nineties when they were still doing that work and they'll be asked about new language in the spending bill that could restart that research the recent revelations that a voter targeting firm harvested the personal data of some fifty million facebook users have left many people on that social network feeling uneasy as npr's laura sydell reports there are some ways to better protect your personal data but ultimately they may be limited shana carlisle roy is a part time student living in a remote area of northern california she's on facebook but she's uncomfortable with its privacy policies felt trapped with the site because it's such a form of connection i come dependent on her lyle roy spoke to npr over skype she does try and use facebook's privacy settings but it's not so easy you're expected to go and try to research yourself through all the fine print and it's still really elusive there are a few things you can do let's start with apps cambridge analytica got the user data through a researcher who had an app apps are one way your facebook information winds up outside of its walls when you use an app for a game a survey or anything you're sharing your data there is a way to stop this emory roan is with the privacy rights clearinghouse immediately users can certainly should go to their facebook page and check their connected apps go to settings click on apps click on apps websites and plug ins you got that and then you can just deny access to all apps that straightforward or.

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