Facebook simplifies privacy settings following data misuse

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The government on Wednesday asked Facebook Inc to clarify whether the company or any of its associates or partners that has access to user data had engaged in the manipulation of elections, according to a statement issued by the ministry of electronics and IT.

Processes that would normally require navigating confusing settings interfaces should be accessible with a few taps, including setting up two-factor authentication, deleting your personal information, and turning off ad targeting.

Over the weekend, Dylan McKay downloaded his Facebook data and was alarmed to find to find that that social media app kept records of his calls and texts he made from his Android device. The company announced today a "top to bottom" redesign that will bring together 20 separate menu pages into a single centralized system.

"Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data", Facebook wrote in the blog post on Wednesday.

Adjustments to the tools will make it easier for users to find and adjust their privacy settings, the company said.

"We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed".

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Yet mobile users still had to go to almost 20 different places to access all of their privacy controls.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has plunged Facebook into its worst crisis in years, with regulators and lawmakers in the United States and Britain demanding answers about how the social network deals with data privacy.

Admitting that the recent scandal might encourage Facebook users to leave the site, it says: "You can download a secure copy and even move it to another service".

In its first step to try and restore confidence in its platform after the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Facebook has unveiled more organized privacy settings and a new data management tool called "Access Your Information". The rules are created to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. "If any such downstream entity misused data from Facebook, what is the protection available to the data subject?", said one of the queries in the notice. It requires companies to give people a "right to portability" - to take their data with them - and imposes fines of up to 4 per cent of global revenue for companies breaking the law.

From the new centralized page, people will be able to opt out of sharing certain traits - for example, they can indicate that they no longer want to be identified as someone who loves cats.