Facebook updates privacy settings to make it easier for you to control what you share with the social network and connected apps. And the most important thing is tools are provided to use to delete the data it has collected.
The social networking giant takes this action after a consumer and regulatory fallout over the misuse of information. Data analysis and political ad firm Cambridge Analytica misuses 50 million Facebook users personal information
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress about the incident. Public outcry has built since reports in The New York Times and The Observer that Cambridge Analytica improperly received data on tens of millions of Facebook users.
Facebook comes up with some changes to its mobile app to make it easier to find and adjust privacy settings, the company said. A new Privacy Shortcuts section lets you “control your data. It will provide with the clearer explanations of how its control works in just a few taps.
Within the Privacy Shortcuts section, users can review what they have shared on Facebook and delete it if they wish. They can manage what ads are seen. They can make their account more secure with two-factor authentication.
A new “Access Your Information” section lets you manage your Facebook activity and download a copy of the data you’ve shared on the network.
Facebook is now working on updates to its terms of service and changes to its data policy. They are trying to clear out what data they collect and how they use it. These updates are totally about transparency.