January 23, 2021
Business News

Kilkenny users among first in world to use Facebook’s new privacy tool

By COLIN BARTLEY

KILKENNY Facebook users will be among the first in the world to avail of the social media giant’s new privacy feature.

As of today, people in Kilkenny can use a tool on the social media platform, which allows users view and manage the data external apps and websites collect on them, and then share with Facebook.

The company is enabling users to ‘disassociate’ the information they have gathered over their years of Facebook use. This means Facebook will no longer know which websites or apps the user visited. The data, however, will remain on Facebook servers, but will no longer identify the user.

However the information will not be completely deleted by Facebook.

Speaking about the rollout of the new feature on a company blog, a Facebook spokesperson said: “We expect this could have some impact on our business, but we believe giving people control over their data is more important.”

The feature is available in Ireland, South Korea and Spain as of today, before it goes global over the coming months.

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