The Cambridge Analytica scandal has plunged Facebook into its worst crisis in years, with regulators and lawmakers in the United States and Britain demanding answers about how the social network deals with data privacy.
Earlier this month, whistleblower Christopher Wylie revealed political consulting company Cambridge Analytica had obtained profiles on 50 million Facebook users via an academic researcher's personality prediction app.
The letter sent to Facebook said that at present, it has largest footprint in India in terms of its user base and sought its reply on proactive measures being taken by the company to ensure safety, security and privacy of such large user data and to prevent its misuse by any third party.
The Privacy Shortcuts menu will allow users to control their data in a few taps, including by letting them add more protection to their account, like two-factor authentication.
Facebook pledges to make it easier to manage your privacy
"You can turn off the features that are being shared with outside parties or they can just uninstall all of the apps that are collecting data", said Kelso.
With Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg now poised to address the uproar on Capitol Hill, Facebook announced on Wednesday that it's redesigning the settings menu on mobile devices, consolidating privacy options in one place, rather than sending users to some 20 different screens.
In a blog post, Facebook said the changes have been in the works for some time but "the events of the past several days underscore their importance".
Manage who sees your posts and profile information: You own what you share on Facebook, and you can manage things like who sees your posts and the information you choose to include on your profile. These menus replace the more granular but fragmented multi-page settings of old.
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Facebook Inc. has received the invitation to appear before the Congress to testify about how the company collects and used the personal data of the users.
Do you want to download your data for backup purposes, or to rid yourself entirely of the social network?
Through Facebook's website, you can now download every post, every photo every check-in since you created your account.
".let me make it very, very clear, we fully support freedom of press, speech and expression; we fully support free exchange of ideas on social media".
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Some privacy advocates wondered whether the new system would make a difference.
To control who sees your personal information, experts say you should adjust your privacy settings.
The new controls also better spell out what data the company collects and how it's used.
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Several sources have told CNN that Defense Secretary James Mattis opposed the pick and tried to block Bolton from getting the job. A super PAC led by former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton paid Cambridge Analytica more than $1 million.