Yesterday I showed you the shocking truth about how other websites and apps share your information with Facebook. Click here to read that article.

I was blown away to discover that over 1200 websites and apps had shared details about my online activity with Facebook including government agencies like the VA.

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Now that we know about all the information they have on you, what can you do about it? You could choose to download all of that information to keep a permanent record of it.

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More importantly, you can control whether your future activity is shared. Click on Manage Future Activity.

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This screen will pop up. Click on Manage Future Activity. Facebook sort of kind of tries to talk you out of it.  Click anyway.

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You can choose to not have future Facebook activity saved. That doesn’t mean that information won’t get sent to Facebook. They just won’t store it long-term.

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To prevent sites from choosing to share that information. You need to click on each site on the list individually.

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click on va for information

Locate the Turn off future activity icon.

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Then confirm that you want this information turned off. Though if you read closely, they aren’t exactly promising not to get the info.

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Looks like I have 1,200 more of these to turn off. Wish me luck.