Facebook to launch dating feature amid privacy questions

Facebook to launch dating feature amid privacy questions

"If you clear your history or use the new setting, we'll remove identifying information so a history of the websites and apps you've used won't be associated with your account".

The big news of the morning was that Facebook is adding dating to the Facebook app.

Zuckerberg said the new dating feature was built from the ground-up with privacy and safety in mind - as the social network reels from the revelation of a mass breach involving the personal data of tens of millions of its users.

A Facebook dating service makes flawless sense; in fact, it's a wonder that it hasn't happened sooner.

The ability to delete browsing histories from Facebook appears to be a direct response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which private data was shared without consent.

In a moment of levity, Zuckerberg introduced Facebook's new "Watch Party" - where multiple friends can watch a single video event together - by using his own congressional testimony as an example, which drew laughs from the crowd. "So I think if you're a good developer, it's annoying that app reviews got stopped, but you're not really anxious long term about the direction of the platform". "Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on Facebook".

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Called "Clear History", the tool will allow users to see what apps and websites share information with Facebook and delete this information from their account.

To that question, Schroepfer answered that they "require people to have terms and conditions and they have an automated check to make sure they're there" and that "they do not read the terms and conditions all the time".

During the Facebook developer's conference, Mark Zuckerberg stated that there would be a Facebook dating service.

"We're flattered that Facebook is coming into our space - and sees the global opportunity that we do", Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg said in an e-mailed statement.

"Security isn't a problem than you ever fully solve", Zuckerberg said, outlining the slew of efforts by Facebook to battle election interference, misinformation, spam among other challenges.

Zuckerberg also took mercy on Facebook app developers, who have had to cope with reduced access to data and a suspension of app approvals.