Facebook launches tool to limit user data tracking

Tuesday, 20. August 2019 18:09

Facebook launched a new tool on Tuesday, called Off-Facebook Activity, aimed at allowing its users to stop the world's most popular social network from tracking their activities across internet. Users in Ireland, South Korea and Spain will be the first to use the feature, while the company plans the global roll-out in the coming months.

In a blog post, Facebook described Off-Facebook Activity as a tool that will allow users to "see and control the data that other apps and websites share with Facebook" by letting them see a summary of the information other websites have sent to Facebook, disconnect that information from their accounts or choose to disconnect future off-Facebook activity altogether.

Facebook has been under scrutiny over its user data sharing practices for some time and was recently ordered to both pay $5 billion settlement over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and significantly improve its data-protection practices.

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