Friday, April 6, 2018

You Will Notice A Change To Your Facebook News Feed On Monday...


Following on from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is introducing a range of new features in a bid to improve privacy on the site.
One of the biggest changes, which will begin on Monday 9 April, is to the app controls.

In a blog about the changes, Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, said: "Starting on Monday, April 9, we’ll show people a link at the top of their News Feed so they can see what apps they use — and the information they have shared with those apps.

"People will also be able to remove apps that they no longer want.

"As part of this process we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica ."

Other key changes include the removal of the ability to search for friends by their phone number, and the announcement that Facebook will delete all call and text logs older than one year.

Mr Schroepfer added: "Overall, we believe these changes will better protect people’s information while still enabling developers to create useful experiences."

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