Facebook Unveils New Privacy Tools

Facebook Unveils New Privacy Tools

Facebook made a new privacy tool, called Off Facebook Activity, available to users this week. It gives people a glimpse into how many things Facebook knows about them. Needless to say, many users are finding the amount of data disturbing. In addition to letting folks see where Facebook is tracking them, it also allows individuals to delete tracking history and even prevent future tracking attempts. This is definitely a step in the right direction where data privacy is concerned. However, privacy advocates are concerned it still doesn’t show users the whole story.

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