Facebook FB Stock Update: Facebook Rolling out Privacy Check-Up

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If your privacy is that important to you take the time to review your settings on a regular basis. This has been the “party line” from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ FB) for some time, but it appears the company no longer feels this is enough. People love to bitch and moan about what Facebook is doing with their information but at the end of the day it’s their fault.

Beginning today, and going on for a couple more, every user will receive a popup window that takes them through their privacy settings as they log on to the social media giant. The right of the blue bar on top of the Facebook home page is a padlock icon and sure enough if you click it, the first item is the brand new “Privacy Checkup” featuring a dinosaur on a laptop.

From there it’s quite simple, only three choices and you’re done. First, you need only review (and change, if desired) the audience for your status updates, then it will give you options regarding Facebook-connected apps, lastly you can review and change everything else in your profile.

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The day after Facebook crashed for 15 minutes, and it was largely written that its auto-play ads are killing your data allotment, perhaps today will be the day when people stop complaining about privacy violations but I highly doubt it. This is a company that recently manipulated users NewsFeeds to run a psychological test on them.

This is the largest move to date by Facebook to alleviate privacy concerns, though for now it’s only being rolled out on desktops which certainly limits the altruism given the amount of people who only log into Facebook on mobile, or at least a majority of the time.

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With 1.3 billion users and growing privacy complaints are hardly going to go the way of the past. “This is part of a whole line of work we’re doing to help people share with who they want,” said Paddy Underwood, product manager for privacy, in an interview. “We’ve tried to be more communicative about how these things actually work.”

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