Thursday, 29 March 2018

Facebook Released New Tool to Delete Your Data

In the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is releasing new tools to make privacy settings, as well as deleting your data easier to find. The system is focused around a new Privacy Shortcuts menu, where users can can control the data Facebook collects in just a few taps, instead of "having settings spread across nearly 20 different screens." Seems a bit too little too late in my opinion. And it's tough to say whether or not admitting that the old system was convoluted will help or hurt them as Zuckerberg goes to testify before Congress. At least is better than the "Deal with it" we got from them yesterday. We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed. So in addition to Mark Zuckerberg's announcements last week - cracking down on abuse of the Facebook platform, strengthening our policies, and making it easier for people to revoke apps' ability to use your data - we're taking additional steps in the coming weeks to put people more in control of their privacy. Discussion

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