Recode reporter James Poniewozik is reporting that some of the biggest names in tech are taking a big step to protect their privacy when it comes to their social media profiles.
In a new report titled The Future of Privacy, the tech industry says that a growing number of companies are working on tools to protect users from being spied on and hacked.
The tech industry’s biggest names are taking steps to make their social networking profiles private, and they’re looking to make the experience more like a movie or television show.
Recode reports that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Google, Twitter itself, Dropbox, Pinterest, Pinterest’s parent company, and Microsoft have all introduced measures to limit their users from seeing their personal information.
The companies say the measures protect the information from being shared with others.
Poniewozi says that the move could be a major boon for privacy advocates.
He points to the new Facebook privacy settings, which allow users to restrict what is seen on their profiles and how the data is used.
This feature, however, isn’t available to everyone.
Some of the tech companies are also taking a proactive approach to protecting users’ information from spammers.
Pooniewozic says that privacy advocates are encouraged by this, as it may help the companies convince consumers to trust them when it come to privacy.