Facebook changes privacy settings: What you need to know

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The company has faced a global outcry after a whistleblower said that data from millions of users was improperly harvested by consultancy Cambridge Analytica to target USA and British voters in close-run elections.

The upcoming mobile app will also have an updated Privacy Shortcuts menu that will contain a more organized layout that allows you to enhance security and control all your information in an easier way.

Facebook Inc has adjusted privacy settings to give users more control over their information in a few taps, it said on Wednesday, after an outcry over a whistleblower's allegations that members' data was used to sway the 2016 U.S. election. These settings were previously spread out across nearly 20 different screens; going forward, they will be accessible from one. From there, you'll be able to enable two-factor authentication, review and delete things you've shared on the platform, tweak your ad preferences, and manage who sees your posts and profile information.

Zuckerberg has said he is willing to appear before Congress to explain how a British consulting firm got hold of data from 50 million Facebook users, information that was reportedly used to influence voters in the 2016 presidential election.

The social network wants to help people control their data - but will it just speed up the exodus? Facebook notes that all settings will now be accessible from a single menu, which means no more jumping between screens to find what you need.

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The updates include easier access to Facebook's user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook.

The crisis also threatens the Silicon Valley tech industry whose business model revolves around data collected on internet users.

"You can go here to delete anything from your timeline or profile that you no longer want on Facebook", it clarifies.

Facebook has announced a raft of changes to give users more control over their data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations.

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"People aren't going to trust Facebook, they're not going to be comfortable using it, if we're not an ethical steward of data", he said.

The company has tried over the years to simplify its privacy settings, yet the controls remain hard to find and use for many people. These updates, the company insists, "are about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share date".

Meanwhile, Facebook will be rolling out more such privacy protection measures in the coming weeks.

Facebook is making additional changes to its platform.

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