Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Facebook to Bring out More Privacy Features to Show What Users Are Revealing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Facebook to Bring out More Privacy Features to Show What Users Are Revealing

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Facebook to bring out more privacy features

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TORONTO - Facebook says users in Canada and other countries will soon be getting a new type of privacy alert similar to one it first rolled out in the European Union, which is activating a stricter set of regulations on Friday.

The social media giant's chief privacy officer said Thursday in a blog post that Facebook's new type of alert will prompt users to review details about what they've chosen to share.

The customized alerts will indicate what political, religious and relationship information that they have chosen to include on their profiles, among other things.

Facebook will also show a summary of features they've enabled, such as face recognition or ads based on data from partners, but not features that have already been disabled or not activated. …

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