In what he deemed as a "mistake", Zuckerberg recently provided an expanded history of events involving researcher Aleksandr Kogan, and how he used a personality quiz app on Facebook to access user data and then share that information with Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook also announced a new tool called "Access Your Information" that will display all of your data and information that is accessible on Facebook from a single page.
The apps' Privacy Shortcuts page has also been simplified with "clearer explanations of how our controls work".
"The biggest difference is ease of access in settings, which fulfills Mark Zuckerberg's promise to make the privacy process and permissions more transparent to users", Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said.
In a blog post, Facebook explained how it has redesigned its entire settings menu on mobile devices to make things easier to find. The goal of this tool was to put already existing controls front-and-center, giving the user control over what they were sharing, and with whom.
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The government on Wednesday asked Facebook Inc to clarify whether the company or any of its associates or partners that has access to user data had engaged in the manipulation of elections, according to a statement issued by the ministry of electronics and IT.
Manage who sees your posts and profile information: You own what you share on Facebook, and you can manage things like who sees your posts and the information you choose to include on your profile. Users will be able to delete anything from their timeline or profile.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has plunged Facebook into its worst crisis in years, with regulators and lawmakers in the United States and Britain demanding answers about how the social network deals with data privacy.
Make your account more secure: You can add more layers of protection to your account, like two-factor authentication.
Admitting that its users would like to be aware of what it does with the data it collects, Facebook has added a way to view and delete everything you have shared with the site. "We appreciate the opportunity to answer questions the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has raised, as we continue our review of the situation", a Facebook India spokesperson said in response to an email query.