Facebook revamps privacy settings amid data breach outcry

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly going to testify before USA lawmakers, although he has so far declined to do the same their British counterparts.

Facebook also said it was working to improve transparency around how it used data.

Facebook has announced a raft of changes to give users more control over their data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations.

Facebook has just announced a brand new settings menu on mobile devices. These settings were previously spread out across nearly 20 different screens; going forward, they will be accessible from one.

Facebook is making additional changes to its platform.

As the recent news of Facebook's data breach has gained more notice, users of the social media platform have wondered what of their information and data has been compromised and what they can do to lock down their accounts.

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After you enter your password, it will send all of the data to the email address connected with your Facebook account, which took about 15 minutes when Rossen completed the process. The Facebook data leak has also triggered an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, which is now looking into the company's privacy practices.

"Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data", the blog post said.

Diane L Houk, a lawyer for of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, said: "We want the court to order Facebook to develop a plan to remove any ability for advertisers to access Facebook's checklists for excluding groups of people in the posting of housing-related ads".

Android users also called out Facebook for logging the metadata of users' calls and texts so it could see who users were contacting, as well as the location of the call. "We are beginning work on this and will have more details as we finalize the program updates in the coming weeks", Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships, wrote this week.

The new controls also better spell out what data the company collects and how it's used. Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed outrage, and Mark Zuckerberg will soon be interrogated in Congressional hearings. Facebook offers privacy feature like two-factor authentication, menu to control ads that you see, manage who sees your posts and who can not.

Facebook has a feature that allows users to download every bit of content you've ever uploaded to the social-networking site, including status updates, search queries, photos and videos. For example, users will now be able to look up a post from a specific date in the past.

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