Application security, Compliance Management, Network Security, Privacy

Facebook adds Privacy Basics to help secure accounts

Facebook is celebrating Data Privacy Day by introducing the new Privacy Basics feature to control who see what its users share on the platform.

The features are meant to improve functionality and top basics based on the most frequently asked questions about privacy and security, according to a Jan. 26 press release.

The platform offers 32 interactive guides in 44 different languages and provides tips for securing accounts, understanding who can see posts and knowing what a profile looks like to others with the goal of making it easier to secure account.

Facebook said it is joining state attorneys general and other policymakers who are sharing their own privacy information on Facebook, along with organizations around the world that are working to raise awareness to online privacy issues like the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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