After revelations that will as many as 87 million Facebook users had their data improperly accessed by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, the social media giant is actually advertising a page on Google showing users how Facebook is actually working to protect their privacy. that will ad is actually being shown ahead of the company’s F8 conference, Facebook’s annual developer gathering, which starts Tuesday.
According to a linked support page on preventing platform abuse, Facebook will inform users if This specific has removed an app for misusing data. The company also plans to show you an app management tool at the top of the News Feed as well as to automatically remove access to apps not used in three months. Finally, This specific plans to restrict the data accessed by websites as well as apps through Facebook Login to name, profile photo, as well as email address.
In a separate announcement that will was not mentioned on the advertised page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg also introduced a fresh feature called Clear History, which won’t be available for a few months. This specific will be a “simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post detailing the feature. Clear History will delete what you’ve clicked, websites you’ve visited, as well as different information Facebook gathers through websites as well as apps that will use Facebook’s ads as well as analytics tools. Additionally, users will be able to turn off Facebook’s collection of browsing history.
Facebook tracks you even when you’re not on Facebook, using a piece of technology called the Facebook Pixel (a few lines of code developers can embed into their websites), along with the Like button as well as Facebook Analytics. Every time you visit one of those websites, Facebook records that will visit. that will is actually, unless you opt out of browsing history collection with the future Clear History feature.
Stay tuned for more to come through F8.