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New Facebook settings offer more privacy control

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Facebook's privacy dinosaur (below) is slightly less terrifying than this one, and first appeared to users a few weeks ago, along with a privacy pop-up from the company. Photo: Facebook
Facebook's privacy dinosaur (below) is slightly less terrifying than this one, and first appeared to users a few weeks ago, along with a privacy pop-up from the company. Photo: Facebook

Popular social networking site Facebook has rolled out a new ‘privacy checkup’ aimed at helping users exert more control over their privacy settings.

The new system uses a blue dinosaur to guide Facebook users through its procedures of privacy settings for personal information and sharing their posts.

The new setting was unveiled from the Facebook Newsroom on Thursday by Paddy Underwood, Facebook product manager, available on their website.

“Today we are starting to roll out Privacy Checkup, which helps you review and control who you’re sharing with,” said Paddy Underwood in a post.

“We know you come to Facebook to connect with friends, not with us. But we also know how important it is to be in control of what you share and who you share with.”

Earlier, Facebook announced this plan in June in its latest response to concerns about privacy.

The dinosaur will pop up when users log on to Facebook, and take them through each step of the privacy settings, from their personal information to the apps that may access Facebook data.

Published: 12:06 pm Friday, September 05, 2014

Last modified: 11:47 pm Friday, September 05, 2014

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