Facebook revamps its privacy settings amid outcry

By : |March 30, 2018 0

After facing a lot of criticism over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has announced to revamp its privacy settings making it simpler for the users to control their data.

The social networking giant in a blog post said, “In coming months the privacy controls that are now in 20 places will be merged in a single page and will include easier-to-comprehend features that explain how the company is using a person’s data.”

The new version regroups the controls and adds descriptions to make it simpler. Now, there is a new privacy shortcuts menu. The dashboard brings together what the firm said “were the most critical controls into a single place. It suggests this will make it faster for people to do things such as review the posts they have shared or reacted to, and to limit the information used to target ads at them.

Also, there’s a new page called Access Your Information that allows users to review past interactions with the site — including the things they have “liked” and the comments they have posted — with the option to make deletions. Additionally, Facebook users will be able to download their data so that they can more clearly view what information the company collects about them.

The new changes come in the wake of reports saying that data of about 50 million users had been harvested and passed on to political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

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