Brighton bakery to host Facebook pop-up café for free privacy checks

Posted On 28 Aug 2019 at 8:17 pm

Facebook is to set up a pop-up café in premises run by a Brighton bakery – to offer free “privacy checks”.

The social media business will offer Facebook users a chance to learn how to personalise their privacy settings at the Flour Pot Kitchen on Brighton seafront.

The move by Facebook follows research which found that more than a fifth of social media users did not know how to customise their privacy settings on any platform.

And just half knew how to do so on Facebook itself.

The session – one of a handful across the country in the coming week – are aimed at helping people to ensure that they can control who sees their posts.

The company has been criticised for a series of data breaches including the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook was fined $5 million in America and £500,000 in Britain as a result, prompting founder Mark Zuckerberg to declare: “The future is private.”

Now the firm is trying to make good on its promise to improve its practices, including the event at the Flour Pot Kitchen, at its King’s Road Arches premises, near the i360.

The help and advice will be on offer on Sunday (1 September).

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