Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Facebook is making its privacy tools easier to find

Facebook is making its privacy tools easier to find

Ms Egan said Facebook's current privacy settings were spread across 20 different menus and would be consolidated into one screen where users could specify who saw their posts, control the advertisements Facebook showed them, and delete information they had shared with Facebook.

Now, there is a new privacy shortcuts menu.

The idea is to make it more useful for people to take control of their information, allowing them to see what Facebook has collected - and to wipe the slate clean, if they so choose.

"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", they said.

"It does feel like this is a bigger moment than we've seen in the past from some of these tech companies", he said.

But Rob Sherman, the company's deputy chief privacy officer, acknowledged in an interview that the company must fix its relationship with users.

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. Cox is now slated to appear at a hearing in the coming weeks.

Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said the USA probe would include whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. Like, people will go to dating sites and use Facebook to log in because it's easier. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed it is investigating the company's handling of data.

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A 2010 study by Cranor and other Carnegie Mellon researchers found that people tend to comprehend simpler privacy policies better than long, complicated ones.

"It's our responsibility to tell you how we collect and use your data in a language that's detailed, but also easy to understand".

The release of the new tools comes as Facebook grapples with questions about user privacy and how it handles your personal data.

"It is felt that there is a need for further information about the data breach from Facebook".

The announcements come as Facebook weathers a barrage of unprecedented regulatory scrutiny.

Facebook announced initiatives to redesign its privacy settings Wednesday as the Cambridge Analytica data scandal continues to cloud the company's image.

The London-based political research organisation, which collaborated with the election campaign of Donald Trump in the runup to the 2016 United States vote, used the leaked information to develop a computer programme to predict the decisions of U.S. voters and influence them.

"This product enables third-party data providers to offer their targeting directly on Facebook".

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