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Facebook Publishes “Privacy Basics”

Facebook has often been accused of being one of the worst violators on the Internet of personal privacy. Now the company has published an update of its data policy to make it shorter and clearer to understand. It is also rolling out “Privacy Basics,” a Web page with interactive tips and guides on how to control your information on the site.

According to an article at by Erin Egan, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer, “Privacy Basics is the latest step we’ve taken to help you make sure you’re sharing with exactly who you want.” He also states, “Today, we’re introducing Privacy Basics, which gives you tips and a how-to guide for taking charge of your experience on Facebook. We’re also proposing updates to our terms, data policy, and cookies policy to reflect new features we’ve been working on. And we’re continuing to improve ads based on the apps and sites you use and expanding your control over this kind of advertising. For the next 7 days, you’ll be able to submit comments and suggestions about our updates.”

Facebook is taking comments and suggestions about the changes until Nov. 20. The company plans to provide final updates after that.

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Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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