Facebook “Will Never Sell Your Information To Anyone”

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Facebook‘s attempt to gain it’s user’s trust in the aftermath of the 50million 87million users Cambridge Analytica scandal doesn’t seem to be enough yet. This comes as the social media giant expressly stated that it will never sell your (users) information to anyone.

The statement came in the wake of an earlier move last week in which Facebook announced it will be updating it’s privacy policy. Erin Egan, VP & Chief Privacy Officer and Ashlie Beringer, VP & Deputy General Counsel cleared the air on what the firm actually intended achieving by reviewing it’s privacy policy. The joint statement cleared the air on the reasons behind the planned policy update. Against the now believed norm, the duo stated that Facebook don’t share your information with advertisers and that the firm “will never sell your (user’s) information to anyone”.

Some clarity made in the statement are:

Addition of new features and tools such as allowing users to buy and sell of Facebook Marketplace, starting Fundraisers, Share Live and 360 Videos and Addition of effects on photos.

On the issues of data sharing, the firm said acknowledged its responsibility to users’ data safety, saying that it will impose strict restrictions on its partners on how they use and disclose users’ data.

On how Facebook handles advertisement, we brought an earlier report that Facebook will allow advertiser target you based on religion or politics,. This time Erin said, Facebook users will be given control over the ads they see, while affirming that the firm doesnt share users’ information with advertisers.

Facebook confirmed that it integrates its data policy with its other products and services like Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus. This could be interpreted to mean that users data could be share among these platforms and services.

The matter of Facebook mobile App collecting sms and call logs, the firm said more specific detail about the information logged to its server will be provided in the update.

Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the United States. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students.

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