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Photo: AngieYeoh (Shutterstock) Facebook has introduced a new Privacy Center that gives users more control over how the platform collects and uses their data. Meta’s former namesake has long been the subject of complaints and concerns about its privacy and data policies. Now, users have a little more say over what data Facebook has access to. Why Facebook is offering new privacy features Facebook collects a lot of your data , even when you’re not on Facebook. Hundreds of sites, apps, and services already gather your information when you use them, and many of these sites partner with Facebook, sending certain types of information to the platform if your accounts are connected to your Facebook profile. Facebook uses this info for a few different purposes, including advertising and platform research. In many cases, advertisers use data collected by Facebook to personalize ads both on the platform and around the web, tailoring ad content to your preferences and browsing history. The new Privacy Center, which includes settings on non-Facebook data sources, is designed to provide users with more information about their account security and how their information is being used, both by Facebook and by its advertising partners. Around the world, business security, moderation, and data privacy policies are coming under more and more scrutiny. In Germany, for example, lawmakers have considered fining companies for failing to remove illegal content and helped to draft both the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) and the new German Privacy Act (BDSG-new), a […]