IT ministry asks Facebook to share information on data leak

30 March, 2018, 00:09 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • A 3D-printed Facebook logo are seen in front of displayed binary digits in this illustration taken

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

Early Wednesday, Facebook announced that it was making changes to the platform to make its privacy and security tools easier to find and use.

Facebook has come under increasing pressure from Europe and the address revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, harvested data from about 50 million Facebook users as it built an election-consulting company that boasted it could sway voters in contests all over the world. They are still down nearly 17 per cent since March 16, when Facebook first acknowledged that user data had been improperly channelled via a third-party app to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. 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.

Control your personal information: You can review what you've shared and delete it if you want to.

The social media company says the new layout will streamline the settings into one location "instead of having settings spread across almost 20 different screens".

The updates are explained in a company blog post published on March 28 by chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer.

Manage who sees your posts and profile information: You own what you share on Facebook, and you can manage things like who sees your posts and the information you choose to include on your profile.

About 25 million people interacted with Playboy's Facebook pages.

Three users of the Facebook Messenger app sued Facebook on Tuesday.

For Android and iOS mobile app users, the setting menu has gone under the knife reappearing with chunkier, more descriptive menus.

Advertisers would still be able to use third-party data services to measure how well their ads performed by examining purchasing data, Facebook said.

Facebook also said it plans to update its privacy policy and terms of service in the coming weeks, but gave no further details.

He complained that Facebook's content guidelines and corporate policies contradict Playboy's values and that the platform "in our opinion continues to be sexually repressive".

At the bottom of the screen, tap "download a copy of your Facebook data", and then click "download archive".

The new controls also better spell out what data the company collects and how it's used.


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