She said the company had also received complaints that “privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find”. Facebook has his contact list, and what appears to be a pretty comprehensive record of every phone call he made, and text he sent, from a several month period in 2015 and 2016.
The backlash has shaken Facebook and hammered its stock, cleaving more than $95 billion off its market value in just over a week.
In a blog post on Sunday, Facebook said it hadn’t done anything without permission. Facebook has said it has received invitations to testify and that it is talking to legislators. Now the company has said it plans to simplify its privacy settings “in the coming weeks” to make it easier for people to safeguard their data.
Facebook is introducing Access Your Information – a secure way for people to access and manage their information, such as posts, reactions, comments, and things the users have searched for.
Is this the full story?
Facebook was forced to respond to these allegations after Ars Technica reported it was scraping call and SMS data for years.
They follow intense criticism of the firm after it emerged that data about 50 million users had been harvested and passed on to a political consultancy.
So far, there’s no indication this has happened to iPhone users.
The users can add more layers of protection to their account, like two-factor authentication.
You’ll arrive at this page and have to enter your Facebook password to proceed.
The US Federal Trade commission (FTC) has already confirmed that it was investigating Facebook after the leak of personal and other data.
Here’s another link that shows you how to do that.
The government today wrote to social networking giant Facebook, seeking its response over the user data breach and details of the measures it has put in place to ensure safety and prevent misuse of personal data. Then click Start My Archive.
Have you downloaded your collected data?
The third step lets you delete apps that are now connected to your Facebook account.
Facebook Inc., now facing a firestorm over how it handles personal information, says it will make it simpler for users to examine and change some of the data Facebook tracks about them. The rules are created to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.
If you want to see what information you are now sharing with apps, here’s the link.
Log into your account and go to the settings page.
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