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Accessing Facebook’s privacy settings is a lot less painful now

Facebook privacy shortcuts

Facebook has said that it will roll out a centralised system that will allow users to control their privacy and security settings. The move comes after a week a tumult at the world biggest social media site following revelations that political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, had amassed Facebook user data for some 50 million people without ever getting their permission. The social media giant has rolled out a new settings page for its mobile app and has also added a new dashboard called “Access Your Information” where users can find everything they’ve shared with or on Facebook in one place. In addition to redesigning its settings menu on mobile devices, Facebook said it is creating a new privacy shortcut menu where users would be able to better secure their accounts and control personal information. It would also allow users to review and delete data they have shared, including posts and search queries. [caption id="attachment_182627" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Facebook's new privacy settings page.[/caption] Here's a simple breakdown of all new additions: Privacy settings in one place: All the settings that used to spread across 20 different screens are accessible from a single one. Users will no longer have to dig through every single menu to find the requisite privacy setting. Privacy Shortcuts menu: This brings settings like two-factor authentication, ad controls, tools to manage who sees your posts and controls for reviewing what you've shared under a single menu. Acess Your Information tool: Lets you access, manage and delete information from your profile or…

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