Facebook Simplifies Privacy Settings [Video]

by Klaus on May 30, 2010

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A good move by Facebook, I think. They have been through a lot with their privacy settings over recent years, both because they forced you to share your “Pages” with everyone, no way of hiding it to the public, and because the privacy settings were just too advanced and too many.

Now, a few days ago, Facebook started rolling out a new and simpler way to control your privacy settings. By now, most of you should have access to the new settings.

They are basically changing three things:

First, they add a “master control switch” that allows you to set your overall privacy settings, which will also apply to new products that Facebook may launch in the future.

Second, they reduced the amount of information that must be available to others, for you to use Facebook (such as Pages).

Third, how applications and websites access your information has been updated, so now you can completely deny access to your information, if you don’t use any applications.

Basically it sounds like a good move by Facebook and I hope this time they’ll stick to the privacy settings so we don’t have to adjust them again and again.

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paul | entertainment tonight June 2, 2010 at 01:47

This is a good news for facebook user.

I am a facebook user myself but since I don’t ahve a cellphone then this doesn’t really concern me at all.
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Klaus @ TechPatio June 2, 2010 at 10:48

Hi Paul – I’m curious, what does a cellphone have to do with this, at all? 🙂

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paul | entertainment tonight June 3, 2010 at 06:29

Sorry about that, I was supposed to say video cam but I was thinking of a cellphone so I had written it.

Sorry for the confuse.
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Arafat Hossain Piyada June 2, 2010 at 04:45

Facebook have to change it due to too much controversy, even some people group up – Quite Facebook Days. Good to see Facebook listening us more than our government. 🙂
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Kyle June 2, 2010 at 12:53

I think that’s a great done job by facebook , I am a cellphone user and hope that adjusting my privacy settings will be once and for many reasons.
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Signature Digital June 2, 2010 at 16:16

It’s about time this was sorted! Too many people have all their photos showing without realising it to anyone browsing. Put’s an end to digital stalking in some way hopefully.

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