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Facebook Launches “Ask Our CPO, Graph Search Privacy FAQ” Upgrades Privacy Tools

Facebook recently launchedGraph Search, which aims to make the information people have already shared with each other more useful and in a way that is completely personal and respects privacy settings–today published a FAQ about how Graph Search works.

The company notes, that privacy works consistently across Facebook, not just on Graph Search. “When you control who you share your information with, you determine who it’s shared with across Facebook – including News Feed, timeline and in Graph Search,” the company said.

Facebook Privacy in Graph Search

In addition, the company also upgraded its privacy tools and launched Ask Out Chief Privacy Officer, which enable users to “send questions, concerns, and feedback about privacy,” the company said. Adding, “Ask Our CPO give us the opportunity to share with you how we think about privacy.”

Questions submitted through the form on Facebook’s Privacy Page will be answered once a month in a Note by CPO Erin Egan. Here is an example of what you could learn from Ask Our CPO:

  • “How does Facebook think about privacy when building its products?
    Short Answer: Systematically thanks to a cross-functional privacy team and company-wide privacy training.
  • How do you personally use Facebook’s privacy settings to share?
    Short Answer: “Some people want to share everything with everyone, some want to share far less and with a small audience, and most fall somewhere in between.” Egan uses Facebook Lists to share with specific friends, and “Only Me” to privately scrapbook photos of her kids.
  • Does Facebook sell my private information to advertisers?
    Short Answer: “No…We use the things you do and share on Facebook, including demographics, likes and interests to show ads that are more relevant to you.”,” informs Facebook.

Facebook Ask Our CPO

Watch the video and links below for more information on how privacy works on Facebook and in Graph Search and check the most questions around Graph Search and privacy here.

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