Facebook Announces New Privacy Features – Again

Filed in Facebook by on May 26, 2010 0 Comments

A lot of people have been badmouthing Facebook these days because of their lack of privacy settings and general confusion around privacy.

In an email sent to Facebook advertisers the company announced the following changes…

“We believe in listening to our users and taking their feedback into account whenever possible. We think the following changes address these concerns by providing users with more control over their privacy settings and making them more simple to use.

Starting today, Facebook will:

  • Provide an easy-to-use “master” control that enables users to set who can see the content they share through Facebook. This enables users to choose, with just one click, the overall privacy level they’re comfortable with for the content they share on Facebook. Of course, users can still use all of the granular controls we’ve always offered, if they wish.
  • Significantly reduce the amount of information that must be visible to everyone on Facebook. Facebook will no longer require that users’ friends and connections are visible to everyone. Only Name, Profile Picture, Networks and Gender must be publicly available. Users can opt to make all other connections private.
  • Make it simple to control whether other applications and websites access any user information. While a majority of our users love Facebook apps and Facebook-enhanced websites, some may prefer not to share their information outside of Facebook. Users can now opt out with just one click.?”

Mark Zuckerberg also wrote about the changes on the Facebook blog.

This should soften some of the flack that Facebook has been getting around their privacy settings.

What do you think?

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