Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy

29 March, 2018, 02:36 | Author: Norman Carr
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"There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices", the company said Wednesday.

"For some time"? It's been seven years since the FTC's consent decree with Facebook.

The data protection officer subsequently lamented that no convincing proposals had been made on behalf of Facebook to redress the situation.

On Tuesday, Cambridge Analytica whistelblower Christopher Wylie in a London court said that Congress might have taken services of the data mining and analysis company during elections. The results will range from the expected - photos and videos you've posted - to the unexpected as users on the Android platform also have their phone and text message records listed.

The new Settings menu will be easier to navigate and understand, and Facebook says it has "cleaned up outdated settings so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps".

"Facebook is the face of a larger problem - the problem of big data and privacy - and it's so large and nebulous and intractable that we have no real way to understand it, and so we wait until one of these whistleblowers come along, and that will be keep happening". "These updates are about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data", the company said in the announcement. You can delete anything from your Facebook profile or timeline and, in turn, end Facebook's collection and use of that data.

Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy

It's all about covering Facebook's rear end, actually, and about recovering some of their lost market value. On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published his apologies, pledging to take steps "to make sure this doesn't happen again".

Just when Facebook announced changes to its privacy policy, the Government of India has sent it a show-cause notice asking whether the personal data of Indian voters and users have been compromised by Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity in any manner, and if so, how was it compromised.

The scandal was only the latest for Facebook, which was already under fire for allowing its ad network to be exploited to promulgate fake news during the 2016 election. Zuckerberg's net worth has fallen by about $14 billion.

Playboy says it's leaving Facebook over the social network's handling of user data. The firm is now making it clear as well, exactly what details are shared with non-Facebook apps. If Facebook leaves it too much longer there won't be any point launching without these speakers have a killer feature. Developers will be less incentivized to innovate on the FB platform, which will make users less connected to it, and advertisers won't buy as many ads.

Facebook boss Zuckerberg has snubbed a request from MPs to appear before Parliament to give his view on the scandal.


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