Facebook unveils new privacy settings for users to search for, delete data

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Adjustments to the tools will make it easier for users to find and adjust their privacy settings, the company said.

The new Privacy Shortcuts menu, being rolled out in the coming weeks, will let people regulate the amount of personal information the social media giant keeps on them, like political preferences and interests, and delete things they've already shared.

Chris Golds from LBC London News was speaking to Emily Sharpe from Facebook's Privacy and Policy team about the new settings they are releasing following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

For starters, the social network has redesigned the settings menu on mobile devices to, hopefully, make it easier to manage your account and see what type of data apps connected to it are accessing.

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Published reports say Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to testify before Congress about how his company collects and uses people's data.

The social media company says the new layout will streamline the settings into one location "instead of having settings spread across almost 20 different screens".

Facebook said many of these changes have been in the works for sometime, but the events of last week likely made these improvements a priority.

Zuckerberg had previously said that he would be open to testifying, but only if he was the right person at Facebook to do so. Facebook also will clarify what types of apps people are now using and what permissions those apps have to gather their information.

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The communications experts that spoke with Spectrum News say even though Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying before some congress subcommittees about the issue, they don't anticipate much of anything will happen because the federal government has been leaning toward deregulation policies. "This includes posts you've shared or reacted to, friend requests you've sent, and things you've searched for on Facebook", the company adds.

From here you will be dig down into a particular category and delete any information that you wish.

Advertisers would still be able to use third-party data services to measure how well their ads performed by examining purchasing data, Facebook said.

"As far as I can tell, this doesn't change any of the data that Facebook's actually collecting".

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Facebook's move comes as authorities around the globe investigate how Facebook handles and shares private data, and with its shares having tumbled more than 15 per cent, wiping out tens of billions in market value.

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