(Facebook) opened its “Off-Facebook Activities” page, launched last summer for users in a limited number of countries. This allows the social network to give users more control over the information collected on them for advertising purposes.
Off-Facebook Activity is a page that centers the information collected on users on the social network by external apps and sites that use various Facebook components, such as tracking components or the ability to connect to their services without registering through a Facebook account.
So far, the company has enabled users to view and control, primarily, information gathered about them within the social network, rather than through external entities. Now, users can see which sites and apps have shared with Facebook about their other activities, and decide if they want to.
Access to managing this information is done by logging in to this link from a computer, or clicking the menu button in the app, clicking “Settings” (twice), then scrolling down to the section called “Your Facebook Information” and choosing Off-Facebook Activity. There, you can see the list of entities that collected user information, and delete the information from each or all of them together from the user account – that is, the information already collected will be saved, and will still be collected, but will not be associated with the user account and will not be used to adjust advertisements for it.
Announcing the possibility for everyone, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote: “One of our main goals for the next decade is to build much stronger privacy protections for all Facebook users.” He acknowledged that “we know we have a lot of work here,” adding that besides Launched in this schedule to mark Web Information Privacy Day, the company will ask 2 billion users over the next few weeks to check their privacy settings with the Privacy Testing Tool launched in 2014 and last upgraded earlier this month. , Or directly entering the privacy check page .