Thursday, May 3, 2018

Facebook’s new update will let you delete the data that they store on you!



Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, photo from Livemint
A new privacy control called “clear history” will end the controversy with Facebook’s ability to access data and sell it off to the government or other entities. This option will basically delete your browsing history on Facebook.

On a Facebook post of the Facebook Incorporated Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, he stated that the features will be tackled on during Facebook’s annual F8 conference. The FB CEO stated on another post that,

"This feature will enable you to see the websites and apps that send us information when you use them, delete this information from your account, and turn off our ability to store it associated with your account going forward."

For point of reference, the new control will be like the option to clear cookies and history of your web browser. Although doing so may worsen user experience due to the reconfigurations needed.
"One thing I learned from my experience testifying in Congress is that I didn't have clear enough answers to some of the questions about data," Zuckerberg stated.

Facebook has been on the US Congress’ hot seat after unprofessionally sharing information of millions of users for a politics. This has been the bane of Facebook as it speaks and the CEO is trying his best to salvage what’s left of it, especially now in the Philippines where millions of users may decide to move elsewhere after it partnered up with Rappler and Vera Files.

Source: gmanetwork.com