Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hounded by lawmakers and the press after it was revealed that Facebook obtained personal data from more than 50 million users, via research firm Cambridge Analytica.
As tremors from Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal continue to reverberate, the social network has made it clearer for users to access and control their data privacy settings.
Facebook announced a major review of apps last week and unveiled these additional measures as the FTC confirmed it will investigate whether Facebook violated a 2011 settlement over its privacy practices. These settings were previously spread out across nearly 20 different screens; going forward, they will be accessible from one. This will make it hard for Facebook to keep a track of users' online activities.
Chris Cox, Facebook's chief product officer, called the new settings "the first of many steps" the company is taking to address privacy concerns.
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On top of all that, Facebook is making it easier to download and delete your Facebook data.
The upcoming mobile app will also have an updated Privacy Shortcuts menu that will contain a more organized layout that allows you to enhance security and control all your information in an easier way.
Facebook is receiving backlash for storing user's calls and SMS data.
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The changes announced today let users add more layers of protection, control what they share and delete it if they want to, control the ads they see, and manage who sees their posts and profile information. We are beginning work on this and will have more details as we finalize the program updates in the coming weeks.
'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, ' it said. The company also introduced tools for downloading and deleting data the company has collected. 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". 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.
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