Facebook under fire
Facebook rolls out simplified privacy tools amid continued fallout from its Cambridge Analytica scandal
On Wednesday morning, Facebook announced that it is consolidating its privacy and security settings so users have an easier time managing what data about them Facebook and third parties can access. Facebook has made similar moves in the past, including combining most of its privacy settings into one page in 2009, but mobile users still had to go to almost 20 different screens to access their privacy settings. Most of the new changes have been in the works for "some time," Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan said in a blog post, "but the events of the past several days underscore their importance."
You can learn more about what the new tools do — and do not — accomplish in the Bloomberg News report below. Peter Weber