Facebook schedules your privacy checkup
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Facebook schedules your privacy checkup

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] It's time for your yearly privacy check up. It's time for your yearly privacy check up. Open up and say uhg. Open up and say uhg. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet update. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet update. [MUSIC]. [MUSIC]. When's the last time you went through your privacy settings on Facebook? When's the last time you went through your privacy settings on Facebook? I mean really look through your settings to see everything your friends can see and what apps have access to your profile. I mean really look through your settings to see everything your friends can see and what apps have access to your profile. You may be sharing more than you realize. You may be sharing more than you realize. Facebook has a bad reputation for its confusing settings. Facebook has a bad reputation for its confusing settings. So, it's trying to win back your trust. So, it's trying to win back your trust. By giving you a privacy checkup. By giving you a privacy checkup. Within the next few weeks, everyone's gonna see this little blue dinosaur pop up on their screen, to make sure that you are okay with what information you're sharing publicly. Within the next few weeks, everyone's gonna see this little blue dinosaur pop up on their screen, to make sure that you are okay with what information you're sharing publicly. It's also redesigning a dashboard for apps. It's also redesigning a dashboard for apps. It's gonna show a clear list of all the apps that are connected to your Facebook account. It's gonna show a clear list of all the apps that are connected to your Facebook account. That way, you can manage their permissions. That way, you can manage their permissions. And for anyone who's brand new to Facebook, the default status updates will be set to be shared with just friends, instead of the public, which was the old default. And for anyone who's brand new to Facebook, the default status updates will be set to be shared with just friends, instead of the public, which was the old default. If Facebook is more transparent, it could help the network avoid future headaches from lawsuits and government regulators. If Facebook is more transparent, it could help the network avoid future headaches from lawsuits and government regulators. Facebook has been taken to court multiple times over how it discloses personal information. Facebook has been taken to court multiple times over how it discloses personal information. But don't forget, Facebook makes money from advertisers based on your activity, and what you share. But don't forget, Facebook makes money from advertisers based on your activity, and what you share. It wants to regain your trust, so you feel better about sharing more. It wants to regain your trust, so you feel better about sharing more. Apple is dealing with its own type of data sharing headaches. Apple is dealing with its own type of data sharing headaches. It has to do with iMessage, which is basically text messages sent between Apple devices. It has to do with iMessage, which is basically text messages sent between Apple devices. It's this seamless feature. It's this seamless feature. It's part of the main text message application on the iPhone, and some people are saying that they're not getting their text messages if they switch from an iPhone to an Android phone when they keep their same phone number. It's part of the main text message application on the iPhone, and some people are saying that they're not getting their text messages if they switch from an iPhone to an Android phone when they keep their same phone number. Now, for some reason, Apple servers still think the phone number belongs to an iPhone, so the texts get stuck in some iMessage filter limbo, never making it to the person's new Android phone. Now, for some reason, Apple servers still think the phone number belongs to an iPhone, so the texts get stuck in some iMessage filter limbo, never making it to the person's new Android phone. Now Apple was hit with a lawsuit last week over its negligence to address this issue, but Apple could be closer to fixing it. Now Apple was hit with a lawsuit last week over its negligence to address this issue, but Apple could be closer to fixing it. The company said in a statement to Re/code, that it fixed a bug with it's servers, and that another fix is going to come out in a future software update. The company said in a statement to Re/code, that it fixed a bug with it's servers, and that another fix is going to come out in a future software update. Meanwhile, over at Apple's mortal enemy Samsung, the company is changing its music services. Meanwhile, over at Apple's mortal enemy Samsung, the company is changing its music services. Samsung's retiring the Music Hub streaming service, which is less than three years old. Samsung's retiring the Music Hub streaming service, which is less than three years old. It was kinda like Spotify except people actually used Spotify. It was kinda like Spotify except people actually used Spotify. Samsung is telling Music Hub users to download and save all their songs and use up any credits, before it closes on July 1st. Samsung is telling Music Hub users to download and save all their songs and use up any credits, before it closes on July 1st. Samsung rather have folks use the new streaming service with the weird name. Samsung rather have folks use the new streaming service with the weird name. You know, it's called Milk Music. You know, it's called Milk Music. That's your tech news update. That's your tech news update. You can find more details on these stories at cnet.com. You can find more details on these stories at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] It's time for your yearly privacy check up. It's time for your yearly privacy check up. Open up and say uhg. Open up and say uhg. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet update. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet update. [MUSIC]. [MUSIC]. When's the last time you went through your privacy settings on Facebook? When's the last time you went through your privacy settings on Facebook? I mean really look through your settings to see everything your friends can see and what apps have access to your profile. I mean really look through your settings to see everything your friends can see and what apps have access to your profile. You may be sharing more than you realize. You may be sharing more than you realize. Facebook has a bad reputation for its confusing settings. Facebook has a bad reputation for its confusing settings. So, it's trying to win back your trust. So, it's trying to win back your trust. By giving you a privacy checkup. By giving you a privacy checkup. Within the next few weeks, everyone's gonna see this little blue dinosaur pop up on their screen, to make sure that you are okay with what information you're sharing publicly. Within the next few weeks, everyone's gonna see this little blue dinosaur pop up on their screen, to make sure that you are okay with what information you're sharing publicly. It's also redesigning a dashboard for apps. It's also redesigning a dashboard for apps. It's gonna show a clear list of all the apps that are connected to your Facebook account. It's gonna show a clear list of all the apps that are connected to your Facebook account. That way, you can manage their permissions. That way, you can manage their permissions. And for anyone who's brand new to Facebook, the default status updates will be set to be shared with just friends, instead of the public, which was the old default. And for anyone who's brand new to Facebook, the default status updates will be set to be shared with just friends, instead of the public, which was the old default. If Facebook is more transparent, it could help the network avoid future headaches from lawsuits and government regulators. If Facebook is more transparent, it could help the network avoid future headaches from lawsuits and government regulators. Facebook has been taken to court multiple times over how it discloses personal information. Facebook has been taken to court multiple times over how it discloses personal information. But don't forget, Facebook makes money from advertisers based on your activity, and what you share. But don't forget, Facebook makes money from advertisers based on your activity, and what you share. It wants to regain your trust, so you feel better about sharing more. It wants to regain your trust, so you feel better about sharing more. Apple is dealing with its own type of data sharing headaches. Apple is dealing with its own type of data sharing headaches. It has to do with iMessage, which is basically text messages sent between Apple devices. It has to do with iMessage, which is basically text messages sent between Apple devices. It's this seamless feature. It's this seamless feature. It's part of the main text message application on the iPhone, and some people are saying that they're not getting their text messages if they switch from an iPhone to an Android phone when they keep their same phone number. It's part of the main text message application on the iPhone, and some people are saying that they're not getting their text messages if they switch from an iPhone to an Android phone when they keep their same phone number. Now, for some reason, Apple servers still think the phone number belongs to an iPhone, so the texts get stuck in some iMessage filter limbo, never making it to the person's new Android phone. Now, for some reason, Apple servers still think the phone number belongs to an iPhone, so the texts get stuck in some iMessage filter limbo, never making it to the person's new Android phone. Now Apple was hit with a lawsuit last week over its negligence to address this issue, but Apple could be closer to fixing it. Now Apple was hit with a lawsuit last week over its negligence to address this issue, but Apple could be closer to fixing it. The company said in a statement to Re/code, that it fixed a bug with it's servers, and that another fix is going to come out in a future software update. The company said in a statement to Re/code, that it fixed a bug with it's servers, and that another fix is going to come out in a future software update. Meanwhile, over at Apple's mortal enemy Samsung, the company is changing its music services. Meanwhile, over at Apple's mortal enemy Samsung, the company is changing its music services. Samsung's retiring the Music Hub streaming service, which is less than three years old. Samsung's retiring the Music Hub streaming service, which is less than three years old. It was kinda like Spotify except people actually used Spotify. It was kinda like Spotify except people actually used Spotify. Samsung is telling Music Hub users to download and save all their songs and use up any credits, before it closes on July 1st. Samsung is telling Music Hub users to download and save all their songs and use up any credits, before it closes on July 1st. Samsung rather have folks use the new streaming service with the weird name. Samsung rather have folks use the new streaming service with the weird name. You know, it's called Milk Music. You know, it's called Milk Music. That's your tech news update. That's your tech news update. You can find more details on these stories at cnet.com. You can find more details on these stories at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.

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