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App settings will show you just how many apps you have logged into using Facebook.

There will be a privacy shortcuts menu as well where users can now control data with a few taps, with better navigation.

Three Facebook users filed a lawsuit Tuesday over the call and text message metadata collection, arguing that the company infringed on their privacy.

The social network is in damage control after revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

A new Privacy Shortcuts menu will give clearer explanations of how the platform's controls work, the firm said.

After removal of this option, advertisers can still target users but will have to rely on Facebook's own targeting tools. But no more. The company is phasing out the tool, amid the growing backlash over the social media giant's privacy practices.

In the coming months, Facebook aims to review "all apps that had accesjs to large amounts of information before we changed our platform in 2014 to reduce data access", writes Archibong.

Yet mobile users still had to go to almost 20 different places to access all of their privacy controls. This would have the effect of making it more hard for third parties to measure how effective their ads are on Facebook, although the report suggested Facebook is "trying to find more secure ways" of achieving the same thing.

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"We've also cleaned up outdated settings so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps", the pair added.

Users can now be able to add more layers of protection to their accounts, like two-factor authentication.

On the desktop version, Facebook has already made some small but crucial changes to its settings menu including the removal of the Apps others use section which outlined the personal information that your friends could be sharing about you through the apps they used.

Facebook users started hashtag #DeleteFacebook to protest their data leak.

Vladeck, the Georgetown professor, see he expects "some sort of an agreement between the FTC and Facebook which will call for very serious financial civil penalties, and a new consent decree that will ratchet up the restrictions on the way Facebook gathers information". They may also delete anything from their timeline or profile using this tab. This product enables third party data providers to offer their targeting directly on Facebook. That is something Facebook said it is making easier.

While they are trying to regain trust with consumers by pushing out the new measures, it's likely they would have come in whether the data scandal had happened or not. Facebook took out to the nine important British and the United States newspaper on Sunday to apologise to the users and published full-page ads.

In an online post signed by chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer, the company also says it is "proposing updates to Facebook's terms of service that include our commitments to people".


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