Facebook is going to new lengths to better protect users with pop-up cafés around the country that aim to encourage people to personalise their privacy settings.
The firm have already opened the pop-ups in London and Manchester and are now heading to Scotland, with a branch opening in Edinburgh next week – but it will only be there for two days.
Users can head to Union Brew Lab Coffee in the Southside on Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 September, to get advise from Facebook’s privacy experts on how to customise your settings.
It comes as Facebook published research which suggests more than a fifth (22%) of UK social media users do not know how to customise their privacy settings on any platform.
Facebook vice president for northern Europe Steve Hatch said: “Millions of Brits use social media to connect and share with friends and family, but many are concerned about who is able to see what they post online.
“We want people to have more control of their experience on Facebook and know about the many new tools and features we’ve introduced to help manage their privacy.
“Doing a privacy check-up is quick and easy – but if you’re unsure how, then head down to one of our pop-up cafes. We can help you personalise your privacy settings – and all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.”
The pop-ups are part of Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that “the future is private” following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook has already made changes to its practices and are testing a new tool that would enable users to clear data linked to their account, which could be used for targeted advertising on the platform.
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