Facebook reveals new security settings amid privacy concerns

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The communications experts that spoke with Spectrum News say even though Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying before some congress subcommittees about the issue, they don't anticipate much of anything will happen because the federal government has been leaning toward deregulation policies.

The social networking giant takes this action after a consumer and regulatory backlash over the misuse of personal information of as many as 50 million Facebook users by data analysis and political ad firm Cambridge Analytica, which said it helped Donald Trump get elected. Facebook has announced that it is making it easier to find its privacy tools and menu.

The system, which will be introduced to Facebook users globally over the coming weeks, will allow people to change their privacy and security settings from one place rather than having to go to roughly 20 separate sections across the social media platform.

A lot of companies would be trapped by the conventions and their legacies of what they've built, doing a privacy change - doing a privacy change for 350 million users is not the kind of thing that a lot of companies would do.

The new menu will also enable users to manage the information that Facebook accesses to show users adverts. "Once you're on Facebook, your fantasies about being private are an illusion". The service is also vowing to make it easier to find privacy, security and advertising information with a new Privacy Shortcuts menu.

'We're taking additional steps in the coming weeks to put people more in control of their privacy, ' they added.

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Facebook's data-broker targeting had been available for audiences in U.S., Brazil, France, Germany, the U.K., Australia. and Japan.

Additionally, it will provide users the ability to control their personal information by quickly reviewing what they have shared and deleting it if they no longer wish to share it. Users will be able to review posts they have shared or reacted to, friend requests, and things they have searched for on Facebook.

"Oh wow my deleted Facebook Zip file contains info on every single phone, cellphone call and text I made for about a year", wrote ‏Twitter user Mat Johnson.

The new controls also better spell out what data the company collects and how it's used. "This includes photos you've uploaded, contacts you've added to your account, posts on your timeline, and more".

"We've heard that when accessing their information from our Download Your Information tool, some people are seeing their old videos that do not appear on their profile or Activity Log", a Facebook representative told CNET in a statement.

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