To be frank, these quizzes cannot predict the name of your future spouse. How is that even possible? But, you have Facebook friends who do these quizzes. While it is enjoyable to do quizzes, Facebook wants to access your personal data first.
Even more shocking, Facebook wants to seek access to your friends’ profiles. Even if you are smart enough not to take the quiz, one of your friends will. Hence, as well as giving up their personal data, they will expose you.
Aren’t privacy settings safe anymore?
Most Facebook users keep their profiles private. But who can judge them? They think they are protecting their personal data. But the Facebook quiz developer could be viewing your personal information.
And they could be getting it right from your profile. By the time you do the quiz, they already know quite a lot about you. Also, they could use the private data extracted from your profile in other wicked ways.
But Facebook does not just spy on your profile. It does so, when you accept their terms and conditions. When you install an app, Facebook might get permission to access your public profile. That’s according to one of its terms.
And you know your personal profile has your pictures. It also has your account number or ID, name and other private data. As well, the app gets permission to view your friends’ list.
And this means that it can tell your choice of friends based on gender, age, and location.
Data shared during Facebook quizzes
Some Facebook apps just want to tell you what your best color is. But you already know your favorite color. Don’t you? Thus, the primary goal is to extract data from your profile. This data is not only used to improve quizzes.
Facebook might have other uses for your private information. It could share your data to the best buyer. When you install a Facebook app, it will always gather new information about you. This will continue even after you finish the quiz and forget about it.
Hence, Facebook quizzes, show up a huge privacy issue than you think. And once they have your data, it makes you vulnerable to all sorts of risks.