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Changes Facebook. More facilities to protect your privacy

Changes Facebook. More facilities to protect your privacy

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In the wake of the scandal of 50 million users' misuse of data from the British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has decided to renew its privacy controls.

The social media giant has been under the brunt of criticism for collecting information from Android device users, such as names, phone numbers, tabs, and sent messages. Now, through an announcement, the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg clarified that he has clearly understood "from a fraction of 2.2 billion users that change is needed".

Facebook claims that upgrades will not affect privacy policies or data types that users collect, but hopes that changes will allow users to "navigate" more easily in complex privacy and security environments, in their account .

The company, which will face more stringent European regulations since May 25, has faced global criticism since it became known that Cambridge Analytica had unjustly collected data targeting US and British voters .

Information gathered by the British firm, recalls "Voice of America" ​​was used by Trump campaign officials to influence voters in the 2016 presidential race.

Executive chief Zuckerberg has agreed to testify at a congressional hearing next month to explain how Cambridge Analytica has collected data on tens of millions of Facebook users.

Some advices on how to save privacy on the internet

  • When using online apps that enable you to communicate online, always use a nickname or an abbreviation of your name instead of using your real name.
  • Never tell your email address, your real name, and the school you are going to go to any person you do not know.
  • Always ask your mother, father, or anyone who cares for you if you want to talk to someone on the internet that you do not know in order to help you and tell you if that person will do anything wrong with you.
  • It is not good and safe to meet any person you have been notified of while communicating online. Some people on the Internet may not appear with their real name. If any person during an online conversation asks you to meet, immediately notify the police or anyone who cares for you to prevent any harm that may happen to you.

  • Always delete the messages you received from unknown persons. Those messages may be bad or contain various viruses that can damage your computer.
  • Never send your photographs to people you do not know. Those people may be of a false identity and may abuse your photography, family or your society.
  • Always ask an adult before starting to use the internet. They can help you find very good things to have fun while using the internet.
  • Never tell unknown people where you live, do not tell your phone number, email address, or where you go to school. Only your friends and family should know this personal information.
  • Do not send your pictures to people you do not know. You certainly would not want a foreigner to keep your pictures or family that you could misuse.

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