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Meta, parent company of Facebook, opened a Privacy Center to educate users on data security

To educate billions of users, Meta has developed a Privacy Centre across its family of programmes

Meta, parent company of Facebook, opened a Privacy Center to educate users on data security

Meta has established a Privacy Centre throughout its family of apps to educate billions of users in the face of growing criticism over users' data privacy. The Privacy Centre, which is currently only available to a small number of people in the United States who use Facebook on a desktop, is designed to educate people about their privacy options and make it easier to understand how Meta (previously Facebook) collects and uses information.

The social media platform announced on Friday that it will expand the feature to other users and apps in the coming months.

"We`ve built a number of privacy and security controls across our apps and technologies over the years, and our goal is for Privacy Centre to serve as a hub for those controls and privacy education," Meta said in a statement.

Security, Sharing, Collection, Use, and Ads are the five modules included in the current edition of Privacy Centre.

On the desktop version of Facebook, go to Settings and Privacy to find Privacy Centre if you have access to the first launch.

"As we expand the Privacy Centre, we will add more ways to access it in places where you may have privacy concerns," Meta added.

Security settings, who your posts are shared with, how Meta collects and utilises your information, and your advertising profile and preferences are all managed through the categories.

"You can brush up on account security, set up tools like two-factor-authentication or learn more about how Meta fights data scraping and learn about the different types of data that Meta collects, and how you can view that data through tools like Access Your Information," the company elaborated.

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