Facebook beefs up privacy with three big changes

Posted: May 26, 2010 in Social Media
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Facebook Beefs Up Privacy with Three Big ChangesFacing a fierce public backlash over privacy issues, Facebook worked to reverse its tarnished image Wednesday, offering three big changes to how users can manage their privacy. At a press event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company would “simplify” privacy controls starting with a redesigned privacy settings page.

“We’ve focused on three things: a single control for your content, more powerful controls for your basic information and an easy control to turn off all applications,” he wrote on the official Facebook blog.

These new controls, outlined below, will be rolled out to users starting today, but will take possibly weeks for all users to see them, according to Zuckerberg. The image below is Facebook’s revamped privacy settings page that the company says will help people take control over how they share their personal information. [read]

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