IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: How to Control Facebook's New Privacy Settings - Updated

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2010-05-28 Print this article Print
How to Control Facebooks New Privacy Settings

How to Control Facebooks New Privacy Settings

by Brian Prince
If you Google the words "Facebook" and "privacy," you are likely to come up with a few thousand news stories and blog entries. After weeks of talk about everything from government regulation to user boycotts, Facebook officials revamped their site's privacy controls to add a dose of simplicity to what some contended had become too complex a process. The changes will be rolled out to all 400 million of the site's users in the coming weeks. But what do those changes mean, and what will they look like? Here at eWEEK, we have the answers.Update 5/28: While Zuckerberg's changes have garnered praise in some corners, some privacy groups say the Facebook privacy control updates do not go far enough. The fundamental issue, critics say, is that Facebook's approach to privacy is for users to opt-out of sharing information instead of opting-in.

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