Facebook Cuts Ties With Data Brokers Which Helped Market Data To Advertisers

Facebook Cuts Ties With Data Brokers Which Helped Market Data To Advertisers

Partner Categories allows third-party data aggregators to offer their targeting directly on Facebook. "It could be very limited or it could be widespread".

Facebook Inc is giving clients more control over their security by making information administration less demanding and overhauling the settings menu, the organization said on Wednesday, in the wake of an outrage over a rupture that uncovered the individual data of millions and was supposedly utilized by a political consultancy. In the meantime, however, it can take some digging to find how you can change each setting - such as how to disconnect third party apps from your page. Mark Zuckerberg also said last week that users would soon see a tool on the top of their News Feeds that will allow them to quickly revoke the permissions of third-party apps to their data.

"You can turn off the features that are being shared with outside parties or they can just uninstall all of the apps that are collecting data", said Kelso. Facebook is facing unprecedented scrutiny following reports that a data mining firm used ill-gotten data from tens of millions of its users to try to influence elections.

Facebook's move comes as authorities around the globe investigate how the social network handles and shares private data, and after its shares have tumbled more than 15 percent, wiping out tens of billions in market value. It has repeatedly said these changes are about getting rid of "outdated" settings "so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps".

According to the report, the initial plan was to preview the new hardware at Facebook's developer conference and then launch the products in the autumn to the wider public.

Apple chief Tim Cook and IBM chair Ginni Rometty have also called for more measures to ensure user data protection.

Facebook also reworked the entire settings menu on mobile devices from top to bottom to make things easier to find.

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The previous format had settings spread across close to 20 different screens which frustrated users with its complexity.

The Menlo Park, California-based social networking company has been under extreme pressure recently following reports that data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly used information on more than 50 million users without their consent in order to aid the Trump campaign for targeted political ads in the 2016 US presidential race.

Facebook has apologized for the misappropriation of data and vowed to fix the problem.

Facebook claims most of the updates have been "in the works for some time", adding: "Events of the past several days underscore their importance".

Egan and Beringer also announced updates to Facebook's terms of service and data policy to improve transparency about how the site collects and uses data.

But advertisers will still be able to use Facebook's powerful pool of data to target people.