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Facebook to make privacy settings less hard to use

Facebook to make privacy settings less hard to use”

Cooper Hefner, the storied lifestyle and entertainment magazine's chief creative officer, also said the company chose to cut ties with Facebook since the platform "continues to be sexually repressive".

In its blog post, Facebook claims many of these changes have been in the works for a while and that regulators, legislators and privacy experts were consulted during the process.

Facebook also said it was working to improve transparency around how it used data.

The announcement is part of Facebook's efforts to answer the firestorm of criticism that's arisen in the wake of revelations that data from 50 million people was accessed by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica without their permission.

So while this update may seem rather trivial - the dashboard that shows you how much we know about you looks prettier! - the changes could also help Facebook appease regulators in Europe and potential regulators in the U.S.

"We are taking additional steps in the coming weeks to put people more in control of their privacy", they confirmed.

Pointing that Facebook now has its "largest footprint in India in terms of its user base", the government has further asked as to what proactive measures are being taken to ensure the safety, security and privacy of such large user data and to prevent its misuse by any third party.

"You can turn off the features that are being shared with outside parties or they can just uninstall all of the apps that are collecting data", said Kelso.

In Facebook settings for your account, right below the link to deactivate it, there is an option to download a copy of all your Facebook data.

Additionally, Facebook said that developers that build applications for other businesses, that is, the Cambridge Analyticas of the world, "will need to comply with rigorous policies and terms", which it promised to publish in the coming weeks.

The changes will also make it clear what data you will allow to be shared with different apps and how you can limit the collection of your data.

A new privacy shortcuts menu has been introduced so users can more easily control their data - such as making their account more secure, and controlling the ads they see.

"It's also our responsibility to tell you how we collect and use your data in language that's detailed, but also easy to understand", Egan wrote. The 33-year-old has agreed to speak with Congress, though he's refused to testify to the United Kingdom parliamentary committee investigating fake news three times.



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