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Facebook Changes Privacy options after the Scandal of Cambridge Analytica

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Social network Facebook, which in recent days has been the subject of many criticisms by the alleged massive filtration of personal data of its users, announced Thursday that it will change the configuration of your home in order to facilitate the access to the privacy and security settings.

The new products will allow users of the social network to manage all of your preferences, and even review and download all the information you have collected about them.

The company’s goal is to provide greater “transparency”

 

The new measures introduced by the company, and that will be implemented in a comprehensive manner over the next few weeks, will allow its users to manage all your privacy preferences from a single access or, even, review and download all the information that the social network has collected about them.

“All of these updates had been in development for some time, but the events of the last few days have highlighted its importance”, the company said in a statement on Wednesday under the title ‘It is time to make our privacy tools are easy-to-find’.

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The company said in the note that all of these updates to respond to the need to provide greater “transparency” and denied that his objective is “to win new rights on the collection of data or use’.

The events referred to in the note are the different information published over the last two weeks, accusing the company founded by Mark Zuccurberg have provided information of their users to the data analysis company Cambridge Analytica.

The British company has already recognized that it agreed to the data of close to 50 million users of the social network, with the purpose of developing a computer program designed to predict the decisions of voters in order to influence electoral processes.

The scandal has led to a number of institutions, such as the British Parliament or Congress of the United States, to ask Zuccurberg to appear to give explanations about what happened, although by the time the employer, of 33 years, it has accepted these invitations.

The updates released on Thursday by the company are added to another battery of measures already announced by the own Zuccurberg a week ago, when assured that Facebook will investigate all applications that access to large amounts of information before 2014 and that it will expand its restrictions on developers to avoid abuse.

At this time, the popular social network in the United States faces at least four collective demands of users and shareholders for this controversial data leakage, as well as to an investigation of the Federal Trade Commission that could lead to fines in the millions.

 

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