Facebook Introduces User Friendly Privacy Policy

Facebook Introduces User Friendly Privacy Policy  | PakistanTribe.com

ISLAMABAD – Facebook has updated its privacy policy once again in an attempt to simplify it amid criticism that the policy is too complicated and hard for the average user to understand.

The social media company cut around 70 per cent of the 9,000 words of legalese that was in the previous privacy policy, most of it not understandable for most users.

The new privacy policy is essentially being offered in a color-coded, interactive fashion so that users are more attracted to taking control of their privacy. Privacy Basics is very easy to use and gives users no excuse to not know what their privacy settings are on the social media network.

Despite the update, the overall message is essentially the same; Facebook knows who you are, where you live, what you’re interested in and where you visit. It uses all of this information to sell products through advertisements, from which it earns billions.

According to new policies ‘Privacy Basics’ offers interactive guides to answer the most commonly asked questions about how you can control your information on Facebook. For example, you can learn about untagging, unfriending, blocking and how to choose an audience for each of your posts. This information is available in 36 languages.

After new policies you can opt out of seeing ads on Facebook based on the apps and sites you use through the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt out using controls on iOS and Android. When you tell us you don’t want to see these types of ads, your decision automatically applies to every device you use to access Facebook. Also,

Facebook updating policies to explain how to get location information depending on the features you decide to use. Millions of people check into their favorite places and use optional features like Nearby Friends (currently only available in some regions).

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