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Facebook Fixes Privacy Options — Is It Enough?

May 26th, 2010 posted by · 2 Comments

After being hammered the last several months over the confusing privacy options users were faced with, Facebook decided to simplify things today. The social media giant rolled out new privacy settings which they say are easier to understand. The general census from around the blogosphere is that not much has changed.

Being faced with a revolt from users and threats of accounts being cancelled, Facebook needed to do something and quick. CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a video statement along with a blog post:

Zuckerberg says the company is continually listening to feedback from its users on how to improve the site’s features and privacy settings and will make changes accordingly. This isn’t the latest privacy overhaul, though. A few months ago Facebook changed the way the site handled privacy and made the situation worse for the hundreds of millions people who use it daily.

Hopefully this latest change proves to be an improvement, but for the time being, I’m still trying to figure it out myself.

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  1. Profit Addiction MyAvatars 0.2

    There are A LOT of people that are ready to leave Facebook if they don’t fix these settings permanently. We’ll see what happens, I honestly don’t believe that many people will leave, especially with the amount of information that is readily available anyways.

  2. Black-Raven90 MyAvatars 0.2

    I do not like Facebook because the process of communication it is arranged inconvenient in my opinion. But I registered it long ago and do not intend to leave.