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Facebook Details Revamped Privacy Tools to Put Users ‘More in Control’ of Their Data

ollowing revelations that emerged last week about Facebook’s misuse of user data, the company today said it has “heard loud and clear” that it needs to make it easier for users to know how to control their own privacy settings and data. These updates to Facebook mobile and on the web “have been in the works for some

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Un-liking Facebook: 3-in-4 Canadian users say data mining scandal will change how they use the platform

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Four-in-ten say their opinion of the company has worsened in the last month.

The revelation that U.K. data firm Cambridge Analytica surreptitiously gathered data from some 50 million Facebook users – among numerous other alleged shady practices – has fueled a growing #DeleteFacebook movement in recent weeks.

In Canada, a two-part public opinion survey from the Angus Reid Institute finds … Read more...

Facebook boss apologises in UK and US newspaper ads

 

“I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” Mr Zuckerberg said

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page adverts in several UK and US Sunday newspapers to apologise for the firm’s recent data privacy scandal.

He said Facebook could have done more to stop millions of users having their data exploited by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in … Read more...