Lawmakers in the United States and Europe are demanding to know more about the company's privacy practices after a whistleblower said consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data to target USA and British voters in close-run elections. "The experience is now clearer, more visual, and easy to find". But the company hopes its 2.2 billion users will have an easier time navigating its complex and often confusing privacy and security settings.
Of course, now that we have the tools to easily delete old posts and information, the big question is whether or not that information is truly deleted from Facebook's servers or merely just hidden from sight.
Facebook has responded saying: "We are disappointed that the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner asked us to provide access to a year's worth of private data belonging to several people and then criticised us for protecting their privacy". While the move is meant to prepare for tighter European privacy regulations going into effect in May, Facebook said that recent events "underscore their importance". That included information on friends of people who had downloaded a psychological quiz app, even though those friends hadn't given explicit consent to sharing. With that in mind (and prompted by the widespread backlash to the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal), Facebook is changing things for the better today.
On March 23, a notice seeking details relating to breach of data from Facebook had been sent to Cambridge Analytica particularly with regard to reports about questionable practices attributed to Cambridge Analytica in their efforts to influence elections.
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The new addition 9.7-inch iPad also features an A10 Fusion computer chip that will deliver more multimedia-heavy experiences. Last December, Apple announced it is working with CPS to expand a coding program to up to 500,000 students across the city.
They explained: "We're introducing Access Your Information - a secure way for people to access and manage their information, such as posts, reactions, comments, and things you've searched for". You can now download your data and also move it other device.
The new menu will also enable users to manage the information Facebook accesses to show users adverts.
"These updates are about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data".
The company is also working with regulators and privacy experts on updates to its terms of services and its data policy to make them more transparent.