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Facebook Urgently Unveils New Tools That Allow Users To Delete Their Data

After being bashed by netizens for leaking private data, Facebook is now doing damage control.

After being bashed by users for the recent data breach controversy (i.e. the Cambridge Analytica scandal), Facebook has responded by revealing new tools that allow people to see and delete their data.

The social media giant has been under fire for collecting sensitive, private information from their users and reports have even confirmed that Facebook’s market value has suffered after shares went down for about 16%.

So now Facebook is doing damage control by introducing new tools.

Source: CNBC

With the new tools, the site’s terms of service and data policy will be updated. People may now be able to view and delete data being collected about them to prevent information leak.

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, said in a post:

“We know we need to do more to help you control your privacy on Facebook. Your privacy settings should be easy to find and easy to use – and you deserve to understand exactly how your data is used and how to manage it.

“In the next few weeks, we’re making some changes that will help you find all your privacy settings in one place with a few taps. This will make it easier to keep your account secure, control who sees your posts and what ads you see, and delete past posts. You‘ll also be able to download a copy of the information you’ve shared with Facebook – including photos, contacts, and posts on your timeline.”

In an official Newsroom blog entitled “It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find”, the company wrote:

“Some people want to delete things they’ve shared in the past, while others are just curious about the information Facebook has.

“So we’re introducing Access Your Information – a secure way for people to access and manage their information, such as posts, reactions, comments, and things you’ve searched for. You can go here to delete anything from your timeline or profile that you no longer want on Facebook.”

The company has also promised that more changes will be underway.

Source: Alphr

The post concluded:

“It’s also our responsibility to tell you how we collect and use your data in language that’s detailed, but also easy to understand. In the coming weeks, we’ll be proposing updates to Facebook’s terms of service that include our commitments to people. We’ll also update our data policy to better spell out what data we collect and how we use it. These updates are about transparency – not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data.”

Now watch this CNN interview where Mark Zuckerberg talks about the controversy:

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Marine Park Trainer in China Puts Lipstick on Beluga Whale, Sparks Outrage

She did it to make the whale look “prettier.”

Being viral is what everybody wants to be, especially for businesses and wanna-be celebrities. People will do even the craziest things just to get famous online. A marine park trainer pulls a stunt possibly to make the park's videos viral, but it earned her so much more.

The park in question is Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian in North Eastern China. In one of the videos that featured the park's attractions, a female trainer was seen putting on bright red lipstick on a beluga whale's lips.

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Kim Jong-un Brought Personal Toilet To Protect His Stools During Sit-Down With Trump

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level.

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level. North Korean officials made sure that he will have a safe arrival for his sit-down with President Donald Trump in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit. To make this possible, they used two decoy airplanes to protect the Supreme Leader's stools. Yes, you read that right.

Bringing his own bodyguards and food supply is definitely nothing out of the ordinary. However, tagging a portable toilet along certainly dropped a lot of jaws. Kim's security team brought the bathroom fixture to Singapore in an effort to “deny determined sewer divers insights into the supreme leader's stools.”

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Fear Grips India As Rare Virus Continues To Claim Lives, May Become Global Epidemic

The disease is suspected to be caused by infected fruit bats.

Several people in southern India have died after they have been infected with a virus that causes flu-like symptoms at first and develops into something more agonizing as the disease progresses. What is more alarming is that, according to health officials, the rare disease may even become a global epidemic if it is not contained.

Emergency measures are being taken in the southwestern state of Kerala in India after almost 50 people have been infected with the Nipah virus. While those infected only experience flu-like symptoms at the onset, the agony aggravates as the symptoms progress to encephalitis, a condition characterized by the swelling of the brain.

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