FACEBOOK: to offer free coffee in Cork City (and a privacy checkup of your Facebook profile)

19 October 2019
By Elaine Murphy

Facebook is opening the doors to its “Facebook Cafés” – in Cork, Dublin, and Galway, throughout next week, from Monday October 21st to Thursday October 24th.

On Thursday 24th, Facebook invites people in Cork to come along to the Facebook Café at SOMA on Tuckey Street (off Grand Parade) for a complimentary tea or coffee, and a privacy checkup of their Facebook profile.

Facebook’s privacy checkup allows people to tailor their personal settings and control who sees their profile information, how much of it is seen and by who, and which apps and websites are connected to Facebook through their profile.

The Facebook Café is coming to Cork to encourage people to take control of their privacy as *new research conducted by One Poll on behalf of Facebook, reveals that almost two thirds (64%) of Irish people worry about their social media privacy. 67% say they worry about who is looking at their posts on social media, almost the same number of respondents worry about their real world privacy, for example CCTV footage (66%).

Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland, said: “It’s normal to worry about who can see the things you share on social media, but not everyone knows what they can do about it. That’s why we have made customising your privacy settings on Facebook quick and easy. At our pop up cafés you can get help and advice on how to change your privacy settings – all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.”

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