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Facing outcry over data breach, Facebook again overhauls privacy settings

30 Марта 2018

The idea is to make things easier to find, shrinking down the settings menu from almost 20 screens to just one.

The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy policies or the types of data it gathers about its users.

On the desktop site, there's a clearer picture of what information Facebook has from you in a new panel called "Access Your Information". Instead of burying these options across various pages deep within the settings page, Facebook plans to put privacy tools front-and-center.

As to the privacy settings specifically, it is implementing a "Privacy Shortcuts" menu.

The company claims that the update has been "in the works" for some time, but that recent events have underscored their importance. Now, the speakers are undergoing a "deeper review", as Facebook wants to ensure the company makes the right trade-offs regarding user data.

In a 2009 interview with United Kingdom broadcaster BBC News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook would never sell user data. They may also delete anything from their timeline or profile using this tab.

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Facebook also said it was working to improve transparency around how it used data.

According to a blog post by Erin Egan, VP and Chief Privacy Officer and Ashlie Beringer, VP and Deputy General Counsel, the Facebook mobile app has been redesigned to make it easier for users to find the privacy settings they need. From the new setting page, people will be able to delete specific things they've shared or liked in the past, stopping advertisers from having access to that information. The objective of their actions was used to influence the 2016 presidential election in favor of President Donald Trump, National Public Radio reports. "We are beginning work on this and will have more details as we finalize the program updates in the coming weeks", Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships, wrote this week. It's also separated settings into security, personal information, ads you see, and management of who sees your posts and profile information. The head of the committee called Mr Zuckerberg's decision "astonishing" and urged the social media mogul to think again.

Furthermore, an "Access Your Information" tab has been introduced to provide users a secure way to access and manage their information, such as posts, reactions, comments, and so on.

However, only a few months later Zuckerberg said in an interview with TechCrunch that had he been creating Facebook then, he would automatically make all users information public.

An Indian billionaire who promised to help fund a rival to Facebook said Wednesday he had been "overwhelmed" with the response as the world grapples with concerns about data privacy.

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Facing outcry over data breach, Facebook again overhauls privacy settings