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How to download a copy of everything Facebook knows about you

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After Cambridge Analytica released a report regarding the access of millions of Facebook user's data, people around the world were shocked to learn how much of their information was stored by the social media network.

A Cambridge University researcher made an app that asked Facebook users to take a personality test. The test opened the door to the participants personal information and their friends' information.

Facebook has kept what most say is an alarming amount of information on their users, ranging from call logs, texts, social events,  user's hometown, status updates and more. 

There is a way to determine how much Facebook knows about you. 

Users can download and archive their own data from Facebook by going to their Facebook settings. 

In settings, there is an option called "Download a copy of your Facebook data." 

You will be redirected to a screen asking to start the archive process. 

Once the archive process has started, you will receive an alert saying that a zipfile with your information is available to download to your computer. 

After the zipfile is downloaded, users can browse their archive by opening each file inside the folder. 

The zipfile can also be used as a copy of the user's profile in the event you plan to leave Facebook. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued an apology after the Cambridge Analytica report was released. 

Facebook claims Cambridge improperly obtained information from 270,000 people who downloaded an app described as a personality test. 

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