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The fallout from accusations that Cambridge Analytica has been harvesting your personal information to influence the US election and Brexit is huge.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for the “breach of trust” following the allegations, and conversations around internet security have erupted across the web.

People have been downloading all the information Facebook has collected about them, and it’s grim.

(If you’d like to jump down the rabbit hole, click here to see how you can go about downloading the data).

They’ve been sharing the results online.

Not only does the social media giant have your personal details like your name and Facebook updates, but your entire contact list:

Facebook collected every photograph, every gif you've ever sent.

Even phone numbers you don't have anymore...

A log of every single message and phone call you've made.

When you made the phone call and how long you spent on each phone call.

Even messages you've exchanged with a friend or relative who is no longer alive.

And there's even a list of all the organisations Facebook has given access to your information.

Facebook has responded to accusations of breach of privacy in a statement to Reuters. It said:

You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging people’s call and SMS (text) history without their permission. This is not the case.

Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger. While we receive certain permissions from Android, uploading this information has always been opt-in only.

People have to expressly agree to use this feature. 

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