Facebook Messenger App Users File Lawsuit Over Privacy

It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find

Facebook's new "Access Your Information" button allows people to delete anything from their timelines or profiles that they no longer want on Facebook, the company says.

The decision is one prong of Facebook's efforts to address mounting concerns about user data privacy after it was revealed that data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed information on 50 million Facebook users without their consent by exploiting a survey app and later used it to boost political campaigns. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to appear in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill next month, people familiar with the decision have said.

Facebook is moving to untangle its often bewildering array of privacy options as the social network struggles to contain the damage from a widening scandal over user data.

Among the new changes: On mobile devices, the site's settings are now accessible from one screen, instead of dotted around on 20 different places in the app.

Within the Privacy Shortcuts section, users can review what they have shared on Facebook - and delete it if they wish - as well as manage what ads are seen, and make their account more secure with two-factor authentication. Facebook says that it's also making it easier to download a copy of your data, including photos, contacts, and posts.

Italy earns draw with England after video review
The difference between balls often has the biggest impact on goalkeepers, who need time to adapt to its flight and bounce. The sides met at the 2014 World Cup in Group D, Italy ran out 2-1 victors in the first game of the group stage.

"These updates are about transparency", Facebook said in the statement Wednesday, "not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data".

A blog released by Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan states, "We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed".

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has also raised the issue, calling upon Congress party president Rahul Gandhi to "to apologise to the nation for data theft and trying to manipulate voters".

Facebook's data breach scandal also sparked a furore in India with IT Minster Ravi Shankar Prasad warning the firm of "stringent" action for any attempt to influence polls through data theft and threatening to summon Zuckerberg, if needed. New changes for privacy and data won't be available immediately, but it will be released in the coming weeks, according to Facebook. The notice to Facebook comes even before the deadline of responses sought through a notice to Cambridge Analytica. It's doubtful that changing the look of its settings page will do anything to calm down users who have been upset with the way the company has been handling its data.

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