Facebook Is Making New Privacy Changes In 2015

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Facebook announced it will update its terms of service as of Jan. 1, 2015. Facebook also is updating its cookies policy (new policy vs current policy); updating its policies to explain how it gets location information on users. The update features a new ‘Privacy Basics’ page that will provide information on how to control information. It will also give users extra powers to opt out of advertising and to understand how Facebook uses data collected on users

The site said it was also testing out a ‘Buy’ button that allows users to purchase things without leaving Facebook. The changes will be put into place on January 1, 2015. Facebook said that it welcomed feedback on the new policies.

The new policies will also give more information on how data such as location, battery and signal strength — which is taken by mobile apps — are used by Facebook. The company says that location data helps serve relevant ads to users, and that taking information on battery and signal the app can make sure it works well.

No settings will be changed by the update, which will instead provide extra information to users so that they can make the changes themselves.

“Protecting people’s information and providing meaningful privacy controls are at the core of everything we do, and we believe these announcements are an important step,” the company said.

Here is a video which will let you know more about Facebook

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

4 thoughts on “Facebook Is Making New Privacy Changes In 2015

  • December 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm
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    Great video! My question to you is what method are you using to delete your account? If it’s the “delete” option Facebook provides your data will remain on their server. It will tell you that if you don’t log into your account for 14 days after you “delete” your account, your account information will be permanently deleted. That apparently isn’t so as I logged into my “deleted” account 5 months later and it was as if I never left fb.

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    • April 27, 2015 at 11:07 am
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      you can delete it so you cant log back in but it dosnt stop them saving anything search for it

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