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Facebook redesigns its privacy tools to protect data of users

Facebook is enforcing its policies to help users understand how the platform works and the choices they have over their data.

The company says apart from cracking down on abuse of the Facebook platform, strengthening their policies, and making it easier for people to revoke the ability of apps to use their data, it is taking additional steps to put people more in control of their privacy.

The company made the details of the improved privacy tools known in a blog on their online platform. 

Making Data Settings and Tools Easier to Find

Facebook says it is making data settings and tools easier to find by redesigning their settings menu on mobile devices from top to bottom. They have also cleaned up outdated settings to make it clear what information can and cannot be shared with apps.

Information about privacy, security, and ads are much easier to find using the new Privacy Shortcuts. This is a menu where you can control your data in just a few taps, with clearer explanations of how their controls work.

According to the social network, user experience is now clearer, more visual, and easy-to-find. Users can make their account more secure, control their personal information, control the ads they see and manage who sees their posts and profile information.

Facebook has also introduced tools to help users find, download and delete their data on Facebook.

‘Access Your Information’ is being introduced.

This, the company says is a secure way for people to access and manage their information such as posts, reactions, comments, and things they have searched for. They can also delete anything from their timeline or profile that they no longer want on Facebook.

Facebook is also making it easier to download the data users have shared with them. Users can download a secure copy and even move it to another service. This includes photos uploaded, contacts added to their account, posts on their timeline, and more.

 

March 29, 2018

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