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Facebook announces privacy improvements

Published: 2009-12-09
Last Updated: 2009-12-09 19:59:00 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 1)
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Facebook, one of the largest social networking sites and somewhat notorious on the privacy front, has been working on a turn about of their privacy approach.

Last week there was a message from the founder Mark Zuckerberg referencing earlier trials with improved tools and settings and stating:

The plan we've come up with is [...] to create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone.

We're adding something that many of you have asked for - the ability to control who sees each individual piece of content you create or upload. In addition, we'll also be fulfilling a request made by many of you to make the privacy settings page simpler by combining some settings. If you want to read more about this, we began discussing this plan back in July.

press release was made today accompanied by a blog post highlighting:

  • Adding Control For Each Item
  • Simplified Privacy Settings
  • Help In Choosing Settings
  • Expanded Privacy Education

Privacy settings can be reached on: it still feels quite complex to a casual user like myself, but adding more control is a good thing. Now onto getting security for the information you post online by default I guess.

Swa Frantzen -- Section 66

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