Facebook is adding a 'Clear History' feature that deletes your browsing data

06 May, 2018, 16:41 | Author: Darnell Patrick
  • Facebook Dating App Announcement Hits Shares Of Match Group, IAC

I studied with Aanya [name changed] at a journalism school in Chennai, but I don't remember us ever speaking to each other.

The F8 conference comes as Facebook faces scrutiny for its data privacy policies, according to CNBC. We all know how he booted Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, from the company.

The new feature will compete with dating apps and platforms, like Tinder, OKCupid, Bumble, Hinge and more. It seems like if there is anything good on the market, Facebook will make sure to own it, and if it can not own it they will just make their own version of the product.

That stipulation is a nod to Facebook's troubles over privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the political consulting firm was able to harvest data from Facebook users' friends. And it's at least possible, if not probable, that people with common friends would be more likely to get along, have similar values and interests, and so on.

Guggenheim, though, says Facebook has the tools to present a threat. During the keynote, Facebook Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos presented the image of the world map with highlighted areas showing Facebook users.

"It's opt in... we have designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning... you will only be suggested people who are not your friends."

Facebook Dating App Announcement Hits Shares Of Match Group, IAC

If you're looking for love, you might be intrigued by one very interesting new feature that Facebook has planned in particular. When it rolls out in a few months, you'll be able to see what websites and apps send your browsing history to the social network. Then you're in luck! While Facebook has already started this approach, devoting more resources to this effort would allow for a quicker and more intelligent sweep of bad content. "We have the benefit of thinking about one thing, all day every day".

He said he would provide more details during Facebook's annual developer conference, F8, which kicks off on Tuesday.

It took some of the blame, particularly in terms of not acting more quickly in certain instances and in failing to anticipate how its platform could be used by nefarious actors. Additionally, if Facebook goes in all guns blazing, it could actually impact Match's ability to attract new users. Recently there has been a debate in the academic circles whether Facebook is becoming too powerful and nearly impossible to avoid on the internet and whether that is a good thing. What's more, there was the acknowledgement that mistakes will happen again. "There's no guarantee that we get this right". We all make mistakes when we are young, we all learn and grow with time, and we are all arrogant and selfish during our teens.

Or, as Zuckerberg noted, it's "not just for hookups".

Whether Facebook wants to or not, the reality is, it has to.


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