Facebook revamps data and privacy settings menu amid outcry

Facebook revamps data and privacy settings menu amid outcry

The company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has repeatedly apologised and bought full-page advertisements in US and British newspapers promising to do more to restrict access to users' information.

This last page will make it easier to find, download and delete data that has been collected, according to Facebook.

For those who have been living under a rock, Facebook has been rocked by a scandal that a company called Cambridge Analytica harvested data from the platform via surveys, and used that to target politically sensitive people with disinformation in the Trump and Brexit campaigns.

Facebook Inc has adjusted privacy settings to give users more control over their information in a few taps, it said on Wednesday, after an outcry over a whistleblower's allegations that members' data was used to sway the 2016 USA election. Facebook claims it will also let you have more control over what ads you see and let you manage the information they use to determine what ads Facebook shows you.

"We believe this step, winding down over the next six months, will help improve people's privacy on Facebook", the company said in a statement.

Rare Ditches Its Sea of Thieves 'Death Tax' Idea
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National investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen demonstrated on TODAY Wednesday how to download all the information Facebook has gathered on you, as the company deals with an ongoing backlash over data breaches and privacy issues. Most of these updates have been in the works for some time, but the events of the past several days underscore their importance.

Admitting that its users would like to be aware of what it does with the data it collects, Facebook has added a way to view and delete everything you have shared with the site.

The Indian government's notice to Facebook sought to know "whether Facebook or its related or downstream agencies utilizing Facebook's data have previously been engaged by any entities to manipulate the Indian electoral process".

Following news that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify in front of Congress about the company's data scandal, stock prize of the tech company has dropped by 5%. That data, generated over years of games and personality quizzes that had access to private information, is largely still stored outside of Facebook's grasp by the private individuals and companies that built those applications.

Not just his Facebook friends, but all the contacts in his phone regardless if they are Facebook users or not. Users can now download their Facebook data too. It's also separated settings into security, personal information, ads you see, and management of who sees your posts and profile information.

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