In a damage repairing exercise, Facebook claimed to have made some drastic changes in the privacy pages apart from launching a new short cut menu making it more user friendlier than before.
The largest social networking site on the planet has now come up with only a single screen doing away with the existing 20 ones much to the convenience of the users who started losing confidence over the privacy mechanism following the recent revelations in question.
The existing privacy settings, which many experts have questioned, have also been removed where the users would find it much friendlier to go to one place only. Facebook further has announced a new privacy shortcut menu teeming with common functions to ensure safety, security and sanctity of privacy amid an escalating word wide controversy.
Another page called Access Your Information, is coming up for the Facebook account holders to download and delete any information at their discretion.
Facebook authorities further say very soon they would propose updates to the terms of service to prove beyond doubt their commitments to the users who they said would repose faith on the new mechanism.
Without any hesitation, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg shared privacy concerns admitting that Cambridge Analytica used data without any consent from the competent authority.
In a recent statement, he said he needs to understand the ground situation and the circumstances to ensure that these do not repeat in future since protecting data was their responsibility.
According to Erin Egan who holds the charge of Chief Privacy Officer, some users want to delete things they’ve shared in the past, while others are just curious about the information Facebook has.
The Facebook authorities have hoped that these slew of measures would help the social networking site regain confidence of the users at a time when Mozilla has suspended the Facebook advertisement pieces and a leading investment unit is believed to have been preparing to offload its stake from the Facebook stocks.
A soaring cyber crime graph threatens to paralyze the rapid growth in the country’s banking and financial sectors these days. Unless and until an effective mechanism is devised to keep this growing threat at bay, the much hyped growth of digital services has hardly any chance to percolate any benefit to the country’s economy. Cybercriminals are still at work to siphon off crores of money from many accounts with sophisticated digital applications, making online payment system more vulnerable in mobile wallets, forcing the stakeholders to go for a set of tight mechanisms to rein in the threat. A joint survey by Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and PayPal spokes volumes of a slew of measures to firmly deal with this threat to restore the confidence of the investors and customers which include some policy strictures and tight regulations for online payment. The experts in the panel have suggested a tight framework of cyber security management in the companies with an efficient IT set up. The study report strongly feels the need a set of government policies to ensure safety of the public interest, privacy and information transpired with the service providers. Many government agencies and cyber security experts have welcomed the suggestions to avoid the impending cyber threats and the pubic disaster thereof. CERT-In, a reputed government agency has heaped huge praise on the report saying that the recommendations would help the country restore the confidence of the millions of people who have been directly or indirectly bearing the brunt of this escalating cyber threat. Same sentiment echoes in the national cyber security coordinators who are happy with the panel’s stress on infrastructure to ensure a safe and secured digital payments across the country. They, further pined hopes on the prompt initiatives by Visa and Mastercard to make it more convenient.