Before the start of Facebook’s annual developer conference, the company’s chief executive unveiled a new privacy control that lets people clear their history on the social network.
The company has been emphasizing the importance of people’s privacy on the social network for the past several weeks, since an uproar erupted in March over how the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly harvested the information of up to 87 million Facebook users. Mr. Zuckerberg and other officials have been on a kind of apology tour, appearing before Congress and instituting various changes meant to bolster the control that the social network users have over their data.
This news was accompanied by a slick new video.
Let’s see how transparent and long-lasting this “supercharged” focus on privacy lasts.