Facebook has new privacy settings – here’s how you can use them today

The Sun Technology 7 months ago

As promised, Facebook has unveiled a slew of privacy controls aimed at helping you manage the data the company holds on you.

They include an overhauled settings menu, a new Privacy Shortcuts menu, and new tools to help you find, download and delete your Facebook info.

 Facebook's new Privacy Shortcuts update gives you a data control hub


Facebook's new Privacy Shortcuts update gives you a data control hub

The move comes just weeks after the social network's latest privacy scandal, which saw a rogue app make off with the data of 50 million Facebook users without their permission.

This data was then used by a shady firm called Cambridge Analytica to help get US President Donald Trump elected, and also to boost the Brexit campaign in the UK.

After days spent hiding from the chaos engulfing his firm, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg spoke out on the data disaster.

He promised to impose more restrictions on third-party apps and to hand users better privacy controls – which brings us to the updates announced today.

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