March 28, 2018 Facebook is updating its privacy settings to make it easier for you to control what you share […]
March 28, 2018
Facebook is updating its privacy settings to make it easier for you to control what you share — with the social network and connected apps — and tools to delete the data it’s collected on you.
Facebook detailed some changes to its mobile app to make it easier to find and adjust privacy settings, the company said Wednesday in an online post.
A new Privacy Shortcuts section lets you “control your data in just a few taps, with clearer explanations of how our controls work,” say Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan and the company’s general counsel Ashlie Beringer in the post.
Within the Privacy Shortcuts section, users can review what they have shared on Facebook — and delete it if they wish — as well as manage what ads are seen, and make their account more secure with two-factor authentication.
A new “Access Your Information” section lets you manage your Facebook activity and download a copy of the data you’ve shared on the network.
Facebook is also working on updates to its terms of service including “our commitments to people” and changes to its data policy “to better spell out what data we collect and how we use it,” the Facebook execs say. “These updates are about transparency – not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data.”