Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

Facebook will let you delete some of your information

Facebook will let you delete some of your information

In the United States, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been asked to testify before three congressional committees investigating the Cambridge Analytica controversy, and he's expected to submit to questioning by at least one of those panels.

For Android and iOS mobile app users, the setting menu has gone under the knife reappearing with chunkier, more descriptive menus. The social media company says the new layout will streamline the settings into one location "instead of having settings spread across almost 20 different screens".

Make your account more secure: You can add more layers of protection to your account, like two-factor authentication.

Facebook has faced a global outcry and its shares have slid in value after a whistleblower said data from millions of users was improperly harvested by consultancy Cambridge Analytica to target USA and British voters. The Facebook data leak has also triggered an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, which is now looking into the company's privacy practices. Facebook has been aware of violations ever since, starting with the Barack Obama campaign in 2012 that trawled out massive amounts of user data to build their own electoral analytics, and had yet to do anything significant about it until now.

On the desktop site, there's a new panel called Access Your Information that allows users to easily manage or delete a wide range of things-posts, reactions, comments, search history-from Facebook. Users will be able to delete anything from their timeline or profile. Facebook, essentially, is giving you the tools to roll back the clock a bit if this scandal has left you thinking that maybe you've shared too much about yourself throughout the years.

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The social media giant announced a series of design changes to its settings and privacy pages on Wednesday. "We'll have more to share in the coming weeks, including updates on the measures Mark shared last week", company says.

Ms Egan said the social network, which boasts more than 2.2 million monthly active users, would also more clearly spell out "what data we collect and how we use it", but could not say when this would happen.

In addition, members will be able to download specific categories of data including their photos from a selected time range, rather than only being able to export a single large file that might take hours to obtain. "These updates are about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data".

However, only a few months later Zuckerberg said in an interview with TechCrunch that had he been creating Facebook then, he would automatically make all users information public.

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