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Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy

Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy

The idea is to make things easier to find, shrinking down the settings menu from almost 20 screens to just one.

"It is and will remain Facebook's business model to collect data and make it accessible to people with the right profiles in exchange for money", he was cited as saying by Xinhua news agency.

After you enter your password, it will send all of the data to the email address connected with your Facebook account, which took about 15 minutes when Rossen completed the process.

Are you anxious about your Facebook privacy seeing the recent happenings but find it hard to access FB privacy tools? Most of these updates have been in the works for some time, but the events of the past several days underscore their importance.

Under the general settings page on Facebook, click on the "Download a copy of your Facebook data".

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday turned down a request by British lawmakers to appear before them to respond to concerns about data privacy as the European Union set a deadline for the USA social media giant to respond to its own questions. Try to find how to stop your phone from uploading its contacts to Facebook, for instance, and you will go on a long and complex journey.

Facebook's data handling practices are coming under new scrutiny amid reports that users are discovering videos they recorded on the platform but never posted to the site. Users can turn on additional security measures like two-factor authentication, manage information used for Facebook ads and adjust who sees posts and information on profiles.

"This doesn't change any of the data that Facebook's actually collecting", said Kurt Wagner, senior editor at Recode. Cambridge Analytica worked on Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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.

The man involved had wanted access to information about what others had written about him. The suit, filed Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in federal court in northern California, comes as Facebook faces scrutiny over privacy concerns.

Facebook has produced multiple iterations to its privacy settings pages over the years, often in response to criticism that the system is too complicated for most people to understand what they are and aren't sharing. She pointed out that in 2010, Zuckerberg said in the Washington Post that Facebook users needed simpler controls over their privacy and had promised then that Facebook would "add privacy controls that are much simpler to use".

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