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Facebook has changed its privacy settings TODAY – here’s what you need to know

30 Jan

Metro

facebook Facebook has changed its privacy settings today (Picture Facebook)

Facebook’s new, updated privacy policy goes into effect today in Britain – and guess what, it’s not good news for anyone who values their privacy.

There’s only one cast-iron way to ‘opt out’ of the new Terms – don’t use Facebook.

As soon as you sign in to Facebook, you’ve accepted the new terms, which mean Facebook will scan how you surf the internet (outside Facebook) and which mobile apps you use, in order to ‘target’ advertising in your feed.

Scarier still, if you tell Facebook where you are (by using the Nearby Friends feature in the app, for instance), the site will target recommendations of local bars and restaurants to you.

Facebook announced the measures months ago, but they have only come into force in Europe today.

If you are logged in to Facebook on your phone, or in your…

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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in General News

 

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