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Facebook Updates its Privacy Checkup Tool with 4 New Features

You can access Privacy Checkup by clicking the question mark icon on Facebook's desktop site and selecting Privacy Checkup

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The social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store, July 30, 2019. VOA

Facebook has updated its Privacy Checkup tool with four new features to help users improve account security and control how their information is used.

The Privacy Checkup tool has been live since 2014 and the new version is rolling out globally this week.

The “Who Can See What You Share” feature will help users review who can see their profile information, like phone number and email address, as well as their posts.

“‘How to Keep Your Account Secure’ feature will help you strengthen your account security by setting a stronger password and turning on login alerts,” Facebook said in a blog post late Monday.

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FILE – Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, United States. VOA

“How People Can Find You” on Facebook will let you review ways in which people can look you up on Facebook and who can send you friend requests.

“Your Data Settings on Facebook will let you review the information you share with apps you’ve logged into Facebook. You can also remove the apps you no longer use,” said the social networking platform.

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You can access Privacy Checkup by clicking the question mark icon on Facebook’s desktop site and selecting Privacy Checkup.

“We know privacy is personal and we’ve integrated privacy tips to help you make the right privacy decisions for you,” said Facebook. (IANS)

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Facebook Working to Re-elect Donald Trump, Says Billionaire Philanthropist Geroge Soros

"As tempting as it is to use the tools available to us to change the outcome, I am confident we must never do that or we will become that which we fear."

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

The billionaire philanthropist George Soros has slammed Facebook, accusing the social networking giant of helping to re-elect Donald Trump in the 2020 US election.

“Facebook will work to re-elect Trump and Trump will protect Facebook,” the 89-year-old said during a speech at a dinner hosted by his non-profit Open Society Foundation at Davos on Thursday, reports Politico.

“It makes me very concerned about the outcome of 2020,” Soros added.

Reacting to his outburst, a Facebook spokesperson said: “This is just plain wrong”.

At the dinner speech, Soros called Trump “the ultimate narcissist”, and Xi Jinping a “dictator”, while praising Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

Soros also announced he will launch “the most important project of my life” — a $1 billion investment in “critical thinking” via a new network of colleges.

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FILE – President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Nov. 4, 2019. VOA

Earlier this month, Facebook Vice President Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth claimed that it was the social networking giant that got Donald Trump elected as the US President in 2016 because “he ran the single best digital ad campaign I’ve ever seen from any advertiser”.

In a memo obtained by The New York Times, the key Facebook executive in the same vein suggested that the platform with over 2.45 billion monthly active users should not use its enormous reach to block Trump”s reelection in 2020.

“He (Trump) didn’t get elected because of Russia or misinformation or Cambridge Analytica. He got elected because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I’ve ever seen from any advertiser. Period”, said Bosworth who runs Facebook”s hardware group.

“Trump just did unbelievable work,” Bosworth wrote.

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“As tempting as it is to use the tools available to us to change the outcome, I am confident we must never do that or we will become that which we fear.”

Facebook also announced it will show fewer political ads to people on its platform and Instagram, starting with the US which faces Presidential elections this year, but won’t ban or limit those as Twitter has already done and Google to some extent. (IANS)