Facebook has launched a tool to assist Afghans in locking down their accounts

Shariq TahirWeb Editor

20th Aug, 2021. 04:50 pm
Facebook has launched a tool to assist Afghans in locking down their accounts

Facebook is releasing a new tool to assist Afghans in securing the privacy settings on their accounts. According to Facebook’s Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, the “one-click” tool would enable privacy settings for timeline postings and prevent profile images from being saved or shared.

According to Gleicher’s screenshots, the functionality will urge users to “restrict what unknown persons can see.” The function will not be available on Instagram, but the photo-sharing app will send out “pop-up alerts” explaining how to lock down those accounts as well.

Gleicher also stated that the firm is temporarily obscuring the friends lists of accounts in the nation, and he asked anyone in Afghanistan who has Facebook friends to modify the privacy settings for their friends list as well.

“We’re working closely with our counterparts in industry, civil society, and government to provide whatever support we can to help protect people,” he said. “And we’ve stood up a special operations center to respond to new threats as they emerge.”

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