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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Unveils 'Clear History' to Help Users Safeguard Data

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Unveils 'Clear History' to Help Users Safeguard Data

Collins noted that there are more than 40 million Facebook users in Britain "and they deserve to hear accurate answers" from Zuckerberg.

In March, Facebook revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a political marketing firm used by the Trump campaign, had improperly obtained the personal information of 87 million users.

"Apps and websites that use features such as the Like button or Facebook Analytics send us information to make their content and ads better".

Under the new feature, users will be able to create a separate "dating" profile not visible to their network of friends, with potential matches recommended based on dating preferences, points in common, and mutual acquaintances.

On Tuesday, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company is adding a new privacy feature that lets you clear your browsing history on Facebook, including what you've clicked on and which websites you've gone to.

A prototype displayed on screens at the F8 conference showed a heart shape at the top-right corner of the Facebook app.

F8 Facebook on Tuesday kicked off its F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, only one month after dialing back the data available to developers and after nixing rumored plans to debut a smart speaker housing an AI assistant.

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A series of sessions on various fields, including the company's roadmap for virtual reality, will follow the keynote address.

"What I can assure you is we are hard at work so that people don't misuse this platform", said Zuckerberg.

Facebook Inc. announced it's rolling out a new dating feature, sending shares in matchmaking app company Match Group Inc. and its owner IAC/InterActiveCorp. plunging.

Zuckerberg added that Facebook updated want to enter an available feature that allows you to clear the browsing history on the social network and all user activity. "Your friends aren't going to see your profile, and you're only going to be suggested to people who are not your friends", he said.

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has tightened control of information collected through apps.

"While Mr. Zuckerberg does not normally come under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom parliament, he will do so the next time he enters the country", Mr. Collins wrote in a letter addressed to Rebecca Stimson, Facebook's regional head of public policy. "We need to make sure this doesn't ever happen again".