Facebook Launches New Safety and Security Tools

Tuesday Apr 19th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff

The social networking behemoth updates its family safety center, expands its social reporting tool, adds optional two-factor authentication and improves its use of HTTPS.

ReadWriteWeb: Facebook has announced that it has taken several new steps to protect the safety and security of users. They include the following:

  • Updating its Family Safety Center with new information on cyber-bullying.
  • Expanding its social reporting tool to more sections of the site to make it easier to report content that contains hate speech, violence, illegal activity, pornography, spam or scam content or personal attacks.
  • Rolling out an optional two-factor authentication feature that makes it more difficult for people to steal log-in credentials.
  • Improving its use of HTTPS connections for greater security on the site.
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