Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday in his speech at F8, that Facebook will provide its users with a feature that will give an extra measure of control over their data. In particular, the largest social network is reportedly preparing to allow its users to know how much information they share from their history with third-party applications.
The feature will come with the name "Clear History" or "Clear History," and as the name implies will allow you to delete your Facebook browsing history, the sites you have visited from Facebook as well as all the ads you have made click.
The announcement was made at Facebook's F8 (programmers) conference yesterday afternoon, and comes in response to her scandal Cambridge Analytica. Zuckerberg himself said that he probably did not give a clear answer to the Senators' questions on how social network users will be able to control their data. A crisis of conscience, or another measure of impression? nobody knows…
So Reported that the upcoming feature is an attempt to restore the subject:
Once we've released the update, you'll be able to see information about the apps and sites you've been interacted with, and you'll be able to delete them from your account. You will also be able to disable storing this information in your account.
Of course, Facebook will not stop collecting data from its users, even if they use this option. According to Erin Egan, Head of Privacy at Facebook:
We will continue to provide aggregated analysis data to apps and sites. For example, we can generate reports for the developer to know if his apps are more popular with men or women or a particular age group. We can do this without saving the information from your account and as always we will not tell advertisers who you are.
Among those mentioned by Zuckerberg at F8, it was that to complete the changes they have planned for Facebook, it will take about three years. We also have to mention that in this year's F8, Zuckerberg did not deal so much with the presentation of super duper technologies coming to the largest social network, but with the changes that come in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Pleasant change, but better to keep small baskets…