New privacy policies are coming in on Facebook and Instagram

When Facebook and Instagram's new privacy policies go live, users will have plenty of time to consider the changes and decide whether to stay or go.

Jun 10, 2022 - 19:01
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New privacy policies are coming in on Facebook and Instagram

If you haven't already been told, updates to your Meta Privacy Apps and Services will be made soon. But not all of them. Although the regulations for Facebook and Instagram have changed, WhatsApp and a few other platforms have not.

The target company stated that the modification was made to help users understand how their data is gathered and what it is used for.

Meta will not be able to collect, utilize, or distribute user data in a new way under the new restrictions.

It is not specified what this signifies. Michel Proti, Meta's main head of privacy, stated on the company's official blog that the new regulations specify not only when Meta can disable or erase a user account, but also what happens to the data when the account is terminated.

He also noted that the new guidelines will provide more information about the third parties with whom Meta exchanges data and how that data is shared between products.

However, this is why users are given the choice to select how their data is processed.

The new options should give users more control over who sees their postings, and the ad serving controls are now all in one spot.

Users are not required to do anything once notified, though it is recommended that they read the new guidelines to understand what is happening with their data. Those who disagree with them are free to abandon our services, says Meta.

They also state that the new restrictions will go into effect on July 26, allowing customers plenty of time to see what is happening and decide whether or not to stay.

Meta's smartwatch will not see the light of day for now, and whether it will ever happen is under great question.

According to Bloomberg, Meta has decided to discontinue the future development of this device. This was allegedly influenced by the fact that the watch had two cameras - the front (5MP) and the odd location of the rear (12MP).

According to Bloomberg, Meta intended to use electromyography to translate electrical impulses from nerves into computer orders (and use them to control video games or the virtual world). But it appears to be more difficult than they anticipated, so they abandoned the project.

As a result, Meta's smartwatch joins a long list of unsuccessful Facebook (now Meta) hardware efforts. Does anyone remember a Facebook smartphone these days?