Facebook to upgrade archive tools in face of privacy criticisms

04/12/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Facebook will allow its users to download an expanded archive of the data it stores about them, providing greater transparency in a bid to placate critics of the company's privacy policies. Some say the social network needs to go still further and be completely forthcoming about the data it collects. "With the changes, Facebook will only offer access to 39 data categories, while it is holding at least 84 such data categories about every user," data-privacy campaigner Max Schrems says.

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