Facebook rolls out new privacy effort


When was the last time you checked who was looking at what you posted on Facebook?

Facebook users have had the ability to control who has access to the information they make available.

Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, says the company is making it easier for its users to control who sees their information.

The social media network launched “Privacy Checkup.” The new tool makes the feature accessible. Users can review who they've posted to, manage or delete apps they've connected to their accounts and edit the privacy of information on their profiles.

“We want people to feel safe; to have a trusted experience on Facebook,” said Egan.

She recommends giving yourself a privacy checkup.

The tool is available to mobile and desktop users under the settings section.

In addition to having control of who can see what you share, users can select the type of advertising they’re exposed to.

Users can select their ad preferences by adding interests, said Egan.

“I encourage people to take a look at their interests and make sure that the information they see is useful to them.”

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to "fix" Facebook in 2018, and the company is taking an aggressive approach to privacy and abuse.

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