As National Cyber Security Awareness Month nears its homestretch, Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan is meeting with data protection and privacy commissioners from around the world this week to discuss how the social network enables its users to control what they share.
Facebook appears to be supplementing its recently introduced Privacy Checkup security tool with pop-up messages that appear when users are performing security-related tasks on the site.
Facebook Thursday announced the rollout of Privacy Checkup, a tool aimed at helping users better control who sees their content, which the social network began testing as early as March and officially introduced in May.
Facebook Changes Default Privacy Setting For New Users To Friends From Public, Announces Launch Of Privacy Checkup Tool
Users’ privacy is a perpetual hot-button issue for Facebook, and the social network announced several steps Thursday aimed at simplifying users’ efforts to control who sees their content, including changing the default privacy setting on new users’ posts to friends from public, and starting the rollout of a new, expanded privacy checkup tool to help users review their settings.
Facebook wants to know if you’ve checked your privacy settings recently, as some users are seeing popups reminding them to do so.