In an official announcement, chief privacy officer Erin Egan outlined updates to its terms, data policy, and cookies policy; announced the launch of a new dashboard where users can find answers to frequently asked Facebook questions; and updated opt-out settings for advertising.
The major changes made are given below.
These update includes location information details for new features such as Nearby Friends. If you decide to share where you are, for example, you might see menus from restaurants nearby or updates from friends in the area. The new policy points out that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals can also reveal device locations.
Facebook is testing a tool to let people buy things directly through its site. If you decide to do this, Facebook will collect information about your transaction, including your credit card number and billing and shipping address.
One change Facebook will make involves your ad settings. Previously, if you opted out of certain kinds of advertising on your laptop -- such as social ads, for example -- your preference might not have carried over to your mobile app. Moving forward, settings and preferences you adjust will be reflected across every device you use.
Privacy basics resource
In addition to the policy updates and changes, Facebook launched yet another tool to help users make sense of their privacy settings. Its new Privacy Basics page is a hub for answers to the most popular questions asked on Facebook, such as how to unfriend someone and block users.
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