The social network Facebook today launches a long-promised tool that allows users to block the social network from gathering information about them from other sites and applications.
Facebook has announced that it will add a place where users can view activities that follow the social network outside their service and can turn it off if they wish.
The tool will be released today in South Korea, Ireland and Spain, and in other countries in the coming months.
Facebook faces increased government control over its privacy practices.
The CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced more than a year ago that the company was building the function.