Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledges easier privacy

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook “missed the mark” over recent privacy concerns.In a column in the Washington Post newspaper, he said the social network would soon make changes to users’ privacy options.The move may placate some of the growing band of members who had pledged to quit the social network on 31 May.”Sometimes we move too fast – and after listening to recent concerns, we’re responding,” wrote Mr Zuckerberg.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10145863.stmAlso see:Facebook ‘missed the mark’ on privacy [AFP]
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says that the social network “missed the mark” with its privacy controls and will be revealing simpler features in the coming weeks.”Sometimes we move too fast – and after listening to recent concerns, we’re responding,” the Facebook co-founder wrote in a column published on the op-ed page of The Washington Post.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/25/2908208.htmFrom Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings by Mark Zuckerberg
Six years ago, we built Facebook around a few simple ideas. People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them. If we give people control over what they share, they will want to share more. If people share more, the world will become more open and connected. And a world that’s more open and connected is a better world. These are still our core principles today.Facebook has been growing quickly. It has become a community of more than 400 million people in just a few years. It’s a challenge to keep that many people satisfied over time, so we move quickly to serve that community with new ways to connect with the social Web and each other. Sometimes we move too fast — and after listening to recent concerns, we’re responding.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/23/AR2010052303828.htmlFacebook to tweak privacy settings, says Zuckerberg
Facebook is to revise its privacy settings within weeks to make it simpler for people to keep their information private, according to Mark Zuckerberg, its founder and chief executive of the giant social network.Acknowledging a growing level of irritation among the site’s 450m users, Zuckerberg said: “Simply put, many of you thought our controls [for determining who could see information about you] were too complex. Our intention was to give you lots of granular controls; but that may not have been what many of you wanted. We just missed the mark.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/may/24/facebook-revise-privacy-zuckerbergFacebook CEO: privacy controls “missed the mark”
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the Internet social network will roll out new privacy settings for its more than 400 million users, amid growing concerns that the company is pushing users to make more of their personal data public.”Many of you thought our controls were too complex,” said Zuckerberg in an opinion piece published on Monday in The Washington Post.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE64N3WV20100524Facebook CEO says mistakes made, privacy changes coming
In the midst of a beating from users up-in-arms about its privacy policies, Facebook Inc. said on Monday that its engineers are working on making its privacy settings easier to use.In a column published today in the Washington Post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the company has made mistakes in its continuing push to further enable social connections, and that Facebook hopes to soon introduce new, easier-to-use privacy settings and make it simpler for users to make sure their personal information isn’t shared with third-party Web sites.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177254/Facebook_CEO_says_mistakes_made_privacy_changes_comingFacebook told to set up warning system after new sex scam [AFP]
A major computer security firm urged Facebook on Tuesday to set up an early-warning system after hundreds of thousands of users were hit by a new wave of fake sex-video attacks.

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