Facebook to launch “Privacy Cafe” pop-ups across the UK offering free coffee and privacy advice

Ben StevensInstore Security

Facebook is due to launch “Privacy Café’s” across the UK where users can get “help and advice on how to change your privacy settings”.

The Privacy Café’s will launch in London, Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh from August 28 to September 5.

Shoppers will be able to walk into the pop-up coffee stores, receive free drinks from a “limited menu” and chat with an expert about their Facebook privacy settings and how they can change them.

“It’s normal to worry about who can see the things you share on social media, that’s why we have made customizing your privacy settings on Facebook quick and easy,” Facebook’s video president of Northern Europe Steve Hatch said.

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“At our pop-up cafés you can get help and advice on how to change your privacy settings – and all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.”

The bizarre scheme has been condemned by many as a hollow attempt by Facebook to convince its users it looks after their data, after its reputation was severely damaged by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Very patronising. If you want to make sure your data is secure, don’t give any of it to Facebook. We don’t need Facebook to live life, no matter how much they want us to think otherwise.

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