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Facebook Gets The Message On Privacy : NPR

May 26

Responding to complaints that it had spread users’ personal information around too freely and easily, Facebook unveiled a new set of privacy settings Wednesday.

The revamped settings, which will “gradually launch,” should help alleviate some of the confusion people have felt about security on the world largest social-networking site. Controversial controls launched last month required users to “opt out” of dozens of settings that otherwise left much of their personal information exposed to anyone on the Web.

The new controls are meant to make things simpler, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a news conference announcing them.

It will soon take just a couple of clicks for users to put limits on who can view or read content they post. Once they pick “friends only” or “friends of friends,” that will become their default setting and won’t have to be updated as Facebook introduces new products and features.

via Facebook Gets The Message On Privacy : NPR.

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