Amid Facebook data breach, how to protect your personal data online

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Amid the recent data breach with Facebook, where personal information was allegedly taken from millions of users, it's important to know how to protect your data online.

Jeff Knauss, the founder of the full service digital marketing agency Digital Hyve, stopped by Good Day Rochester to give us some tips on how to protect your online information.

Data from nearly 50 million Facebook profiles was taken using a personality quiz app. The political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was able to access the advertising data of people in order to create targeted political campaigns.

Knauss says this is not uncommon and predicts the data collecting and the use of it is only going to accelerate with the expansion of social media.

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