Facebook gives users more control of privacy

Facebook is launching new privacy settings, designed to simplify the process for its 350 million users.It is the latest in a string of changes that have been made to its privacy policy this year.The site claims that only 15-20% of users have ever adjusted their settings.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8404284.stmAlso see:Facebook privacy revamp draws fire
Facebook, the world’s No.1 Internet social network, took a step towards opening up parts of its site to outsiders on Wednesday by introducing a broad revision of its users’ privacy settings.But Facebook’s implementation of the new settings drew quick criticisms from privacy advocates who claimed the changes were pushing Facebook’s 350 million-plus users to expose more of their personal information.
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-44597820091210Facebook privacy changes draw mixed reviews [IDG]
Facebook’s revamped privacy settings will push more user data onto the Internet and, in some cases, make privacy protection harder for Facebook users, digital civil liberties experts said.While acknowledging that many of the changes unveiled Wednesday will be good for privacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Attorney Kevin Bankston said the social-networking giant is also removing some important privacy controls that it should have kept.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/184156/.htmlFacebook adopts new privacy settings
Uh, about that status update on Facebook last night . . . you may want to make sure that information isn’t available to more than just your friends.The popular networking site introduced new privacy settings on Wednesday that are supposed to give its 350 million users more control over what information they share and whom they share it with. But public interest groups are concerned that Facebook’s default settings for how far that information can travel are too broad. They also worry that the new program could open up a user’s personal profile information to anyone on the Web unless instructed otherwise.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/09/AR2009120904200.htmlFacebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings
Wednesday is privacy day for Facebook’s 350 million members. The company is asking users to review all their privacy settings.The social networking site is giving members new privacy options, and in particular, will now allow people to choose custom privacy settings for each piece of content they post to the service.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/facebook-rolls-out-new-privacy-settings/Facebook launches new privacy tool
Facebook yesterday began an unprecedented effort to get its 350 million users to get a better grip on their online privacy.All of Facebook’s members will be required to refine settings with a new software tool that lets them specify who sees each photo, video, update or other piece of content uploaded to the website.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article6950993.eceFacebook details new privacy settings
Facebook users are about to see an unfamiliar screen when they sign on to the service–a request to configure their privacy preferences. But it’s not really a request. It’s a requirement.”As far as we know, it’s the first time in the history of the Internet,” said Facebook spokesman Simon Axten, “that so many people have been required to make affirmative decisions about their privacy.”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10411418-238.htmlFacebook redraws privacy boundaries
Facebook, the world’s number one internet social network, has taken a step towards opening up parts of its site to outsiders by introducing more options for user’s privacy settings.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/12/10/2767063.htmFacebook privacy changes rolled out
Facebook users will be asked to adjust their privacy settings to ensure they are sharing photos and personal information only with the people they want to.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/6772825/Facebook-privacy-changes-rolled-out.htmlFacebook simplifies privacy options [IDG]
Following through on plans announced a few months ago, Facebook is rolling out changes on Wednesday to its privacy settings intended to make them simpler to adjust and understand by its 350 million end users.In addition to consolidating some privacy options and grouping them in a single interface, Facebook will also provide new tools designed to walk end users through the settings.

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