At a conference, Facebook exec Chris Cox announced the social networking site would be updating its privacy settings tomorrow. The new settings will be "drastically simplified," Cox said.
Facebook is introducing new privacy settings
Wednesday in response to ongoing controversy.
During the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York today, Chris
Cox, Facebook's vice president of product management, announced the new
privacy controls will be "drastically simplified."
"Our plan is to announce and begin rolling out a drastically
simplified version of our privacy controls addressing what a lot of
people have asked for and making it much easier to control your
information on Facebook starting tomorrow," he said.
The statement follows a column in the Washington Post Monday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that admitted Facebook had made some missteps in privacy
as it grew.
"The biggest message we have heard recently is that people want
easier control over their information," he wrote. "Simply put, many of
you thought our controls 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."
Facebook has not offered additional details on what the changes will be.