Facebook changes privacy settings menu, but continues to collect data


Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/facebook-changes-privacy-settings-menu-but-continues-to-collect-data-84008/

It should become clearer for Facebook users what kind of personal information the social network collects about them. The company has therefore redesigned the settings menu of its mobile app. According to Facebook it has merged 20 different setting into a single menu.


From what I read originally it was due—for some experiencing it at least—to older Android permissions that allowed this access, and was being grandfathered into newer versions of Android for users who’d originally permitted it when first installing the app, despite it being deprecated in newer Android versions.

Is this not the case? Or is Facebook just deflecting and avoiding mentioning this to save some face?