New privacy assistant Jumbo fixes your Facebook & Twitter settings

New privacy assistant Jumbo fixes your Facebook & Twitter settings

April 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

On Tuesday April 9, 2019, Josh Constine at TechCrunch wrote:
Jumbo could be a nightmare for the tech giants, but a savior for the victims of their shady privacy practices. Jumbo saves you hours as well as embarrassment by automatically adjusting 30 Facebook privacy settings to give you more protection, and by deleting your old tweets after saving them to you…

Facebook, Twitter and the rest really should have built features like Jumbo’s themselves or made them easier to use, since they could boost people’s confidence and perception that might increase usage of their apps. But since their business models often rely on gathering and exploiting as much of your data as possible, and squeezing engagement from more widely visible content, the giants are incentivized to find excuses to block Jumbo. ”

But even if it does get nixed by the platforms, Jumbo will have started a crucial conversation about how privacy should be handled offline.

For example, Jumbo can change who can look you up using your phone number to Strong – Friends only, Medium – Friends of friends, or Weak – Jumbo doesn’t change the setting.

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TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Josh Constine has recently written 10 articles on similar topics including facebook:
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