Even though US lawmakers have been vocal of Facebook in recent weeks, members of Congress have not formally pushed for any new data collection legislation.
Facebook has announced a raft of changes to give users more control over their data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations.
Instead of spanning across 20 different screens, settings can now be accessed from a single page.
A lot of companies would be trapped by the conventions and their legacies of what they've built, doing a privacy change - doing a privacy change for 350 million users is not the kind of thing that a lot of companies would do.
Finally, Facebook will allow users to securely manage information and posts shared on the platform, whether its downloading this data to keep or deleting it from the site altogether.
"While [data-broker integration] is common industry practice, we believe this step, winding down over the next six months, will help improve people's privacy on Facebook", said a corporate blog post attributed by the company to Graham Mudd, Facebook's director of monetization product marketing.
In Facebook settings for your account, right below the link to deactivate it, there is an option to download a copy of all your Facebook data.
A new Privacy Shortcuts menu has also been created for users to control data in just a few taps, with clearer explanations of how the controls work. USA consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission, on Monday confirmed it had opened an investigation into whether Facebook mishandled private data or violated a 2011 agreement, which settled an earlier probe.
Facebook's Archibong said developers who are caught misusing personally-identifiable information will be banned from the platform.
According to a blog post by Erin Egan, VP and Chief Privacy Officer and Ashlie Beringer, VP and Deputy General Counsel, the Facebook mobile app has been redesigned to make it easier for users to find the privacy settings they need.
"You can go here to delete anything from your timeline or profile that you no longer want on Facebook", the company wrote in the announcement. The changes are meant to "better spell out what data we collect and how we use it", Egan and Beringer wrote, adding that this is "about transparency - not about gaining new rights to collect, use, or share data". Facebook confirmed it has "strict processes" to review requests from law enforcement and said it only turns over data if there's a "legal and factual basis for their request".
Injured Courtois pulls out of Belgium squad Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insists he will be at the club next year instead of joining Real Madrid . Thibaut Courtois has told Belgian publication Sporza there is no prospect of him leaving Chelsea this summer.
Polling stations in Egypt closed Wednesday at 10 p.m. local time (0800 GMT), bringing an end to the presidential elections. The authorities are talking about a higher voter turnout, compared to the previous presidential election (in 2014 - 37%).
The Nigerian Air Force has airlifted the released Dapchi girls from Abuja back to Maiduguri where they will be taken back Dapchi. Leah Sheribu was among 110 students abducted from Dapchi Government Secondary School in Yobe State on February 19.
Brent and WTI, in contrast, were down by that time, weighed down by concerns over a looming US trade dispute with China . In 2017, the total traded value of ShFE's steel derivatives contracts was $4.4 trillion from domestic investors.
The money is to come from a 93-billion-dollar fund the firm set up previous year with financial backers including Saudi Arabia . It will cost $5 billion with $4 billion coming from financing and $1 billion from Softbank's Vision Fund.
Duke can't be pleased with losing one of its top recruiters, but the Blue Devils can find a silver lining in Capel's departure. Capel led the Sooners to a 30-6 record in the 2008-09 season but was sacked after OU went just 14-18 two years later.
A Wrinkle in Time is slipping away, down another 51% for $8 million in its third weekend . " Sherlock Gnomes ", $10.6 million. 5. It should end its domestic run at $85 million and will need more worldwide money to make back its $100 million budget.
On Monday morning, the family was working on finalizing funeral arrangements and returning the bodies of the Sharp family to Iowa. Department of State, and the bodies were found during a welfare check at the condo in Akumal near Tulum.
The heaviest and likely most widespread rain will come overnight Monday into Tuesday , with some strong thunderstorms possible. Wednesday will start with sunshine before clouds take over in the afternoon with a 20% chance for rain showers.
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb announced the officer's death Saturday, which raises the death toll to four people. The hero French police officer who was shot by an ISIS terrorist has married his long-time partner on his deathbed.
State TV said the mall had opened in 2013, and official documents showed it had last undergone a fire safety check in 2016. Four people have been detained for questioning, including the head of the company that manages the shopping centre.
The Foreign Ministry said "powerful forces" in the United States and Britain were behind the attack, RIA Novosti agency reported. Russian Federation has denied responsibility, while accusing Britain of leading a global charge against it without proof.
US, S. Korea hammer out amended trade deal
Seoul agreed to include American pharmaceutical manufacturers in its national health program's premium reimbursement plan. Administration officials said South Korea would be exempt from the steel tariff, but not the new levy on aluminium.
Odell Beckham Jr. threatening to hold out
Mara said the Beckham trade storyline is "unequivocally" a bigger story outside the Giants' than inside the front office. The Daily News reported that that the Giants are asking for a first round draft pick and more.
The Conner Family is still relevant in America
Michael Fishman , who played D.J., the youngest Conner kid, said he was just 6 years old when he landed the role. One thing Barr did bring back to Roseanne is just how relatable the Conner family is to American families.
Who bit Beyonce in her face?!
Tiffany Haddis revealed Beyonce nearly got into altercation with actress flirting with Jay-Z. On Monday night, she tweeted out her response to the rumors , saying, "Y'all are amusing ".
Yankees say Greg Bird has inflammation in foot
Martin O'Malley on Monday, where the Yankees learned of the news that he would need surgery for a second consecutive season. Bird had been having a pedestrian spring before being scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.