Facebook wants to give users a simpler way to delete some information collected about them, including the list of visited websites or links clicked on. Also users could also prevent that stored data about their interactions with other sites and apps at all, founder and Chief Mark Zuckerberg announced.
He compared the function “Clear history” at the F8 Developer Conference to remove similar information in Web browsers. Exactly how such a move could make the use of Facebook less comfortable, he stressed.
Facebook has been the recent scandal surrounding the flow of user information to the analysis firm Cambridge Analytica under intense pressure to improve data protection. The online network restricted already including access by software developers to user data.
Zuckerberg made the announcement on the hotel’s own Developer Conference F8 in San Jose. It will take “several months” to develop the feature, it was said. First, you will see information in it had gathered other websites and apps with the help of Facebook’s analysis tools on users. When developing Facebook would also cooperate with privacy advocates, activists and scientists.