After all the recent controversy over Facebook and what they and third parties are doing with our data, the company is making it easier for us to control our data.
Facebook has announced that it is making their privacy easier to find, in the past if you wanted to change your privacy settings, delete data and more it too a bit of effort to find out where these tools were.
“Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data. 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. Most of these updates have been in the works for some time, but the events of the past several days underscore their importance.”
The company has announced some new controls that are easier to find, plus a new Privacy Shortcuts menu and more. They have also announced some new tools that are designed to make it easier to find, download and delete the data that they hold on you.
You can find out more details about these new privacy features for Facebook over at their website at the link below. The company has also said that they will be making some changes to their data policy and terms an conditions in an attempt to improve the way they deal with people’s data.
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