Facebook wants you to know about the security-centric tools that are already in your Facebook account, so in the coming weeks (possibly from today) you’ll start seeing a little prompt at the top of your feed asking you to go through a three-step process. Or you can kickstart it yourself today by going here.
Today’s launch comes a few months after Facebook first revealed it was testing the feature. But now it’s available for everyone.
If you work for a global company, chances are that Privacy Shield is on your radar - and if it’s not, it should be.
Privacy Shield is a set of frameworks put in place by the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Commission and Swiss Administration to help companies securely transfer personal data between the U.S. and the EU. Participating companies must take "reasonable and appropriate measures” to protect personal data from "loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction”.
More than a million security-conscious users have logged into Facebook via Tor over the past month, the social network said. The "dark Web" solution allows users to leave no trail as they access sites, reflecting a desire for privacy that Facebook said it respects and encourages.