CAVING IN to widespread criticism over its lack of privacy, Facebook has announced changes to its website and admitted that it did have a meeting about the hot topic, despite having denied it to The INQUIRER.
Users will now be able to approve the devices they normally use to log in and will be notified when the account is accessed from an unapproved device, according to the social notworking site's blog.
Facebook's blog post said, "We're confident that these new tools and systems will do a lot to prevent unauthorized logins and the nuisance they can cause."
Although confident of its tools, the outfit apparently was not confident enough to speak about its rumoured 'all-hands' privacy meeting, telling The INQUIRER that there was no such meeting.
Other news media have since reported that the company has admitted that such a meeting did take place.
In a related statement, Facebook said it has abided by European Union rules and "completely redesigned [its] Safety Center with new resources designed to inform parents, educators, teens, and members of the law enforcement community about Facebook's tools for staying safe."
Despite earlier having rejected proposals from the EU's Article 29 Working Party on data protection, Facebook's said, "[we] used the European Union's Safer Social Networking Principles, a set of recommended best practices adopted by the social networking industry in consultation with the European Commission, to inform the new design." µ
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