Facebook to delay smart speaker over privacy concerns

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Notwithstanding upgrading its settings menu on cell phones, Facebook said it is making another protection alternate way menu where clients would have the capacity to better secure their records and control individual data.

The moves are part of broader changes Facebook is planning to bolster privacy, said Rob Sherman, Facebook's deputy privacy officer.

Owner of Mactech Solutions in Wichita Falls Terry McAdams helps people change their privacy settings frequently.

He apologized for the data debacle that upended the social media giant and said he was ready to testify before Congress. "This product enables third party data providers to offer their targeting directly on Facebook. It could be very limited or it could be widespread". And while they're fighting PR fires all over the place, they are also rolling out quick fixes to privacy and security concerns that its users may have (at least those who have not deleted their accounts yet). In the blog post, Facebook says "Call and text history logging...helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better experience across Facebook". While #DeleteFacebook is being discussed extensively, for users there are ways of knowing exactly how much data companies like Facebook and Google are storing.

There is also a new page - Access Your Information - where users can see the information they've shared and manage it.

"We've also cleaned up outdated settings so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps", the blog reads.

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He told the Guardian that he collected user data from Facebook "for academic purposes". Until now changing settings had been complex, spread over at least 20 screens, which had frustrated users.

According to the New York Times, Facebook began developing the page in response to Cambridge Analytica news, which reportedly harvested data from about 50 million Facebook users.

But it does not affect how Facebook collects the data. "Most of these updates have been in the works for some time, but the events of the past several days underscore their importance".

To download your Facebook data, go to settings on your desktop or laptop, and then click download a copy of your Facebook data at the bottom. "Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Facebook's proposed privacy update is that it may make the GDPR the global standard for data privacy - which would be fantastic news for consumers".

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook pressed on whether European Union data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica Zuckerberg must account for Facebook's moral failure The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE has sought to stem the controversy with public apologies, saying that the company will take steps to better protect user data and limit the amount of data that apps can collect.

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