With the Cambridge Analytica news, there has been lots of talk in the media about leaving Facebook, but do we really have to leave Facebook to protect our privacy? And if we decide to leave, how can we do that?
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It's a sensational story containing allegations of sleaze, psychological manipulation and data misuse that has provoked an internationally furious response.
Tech giant Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the centre of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data - and whether it was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election or the UK Brexit referendum.
Both firms deny any wrongdoing.
The UK's Revenge Porn Helpline has seen huge year-on-year increase in reported incidents since it was launched in 2015.
The hotline received just over 500 reports in 2015 and more than 2000 in 2017.
Once someone has a photo or video of you, it's very hard to control what happens to it.
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now.
It may feel awkward, but it's important to explain to children the risks of sexting, how to stay safe and remind them that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.
Parents are divided about whether it is right to post photos of one's children to social media, according to a study by the UK's communications watchdog.
Ofcom reported that just over half of parents it surveyed said they avoided what it termed "sharenting" altogether.