Facebook Reveals New, Simpler Privacy Changes After Mass User Pressure
May 26, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Facebook exec Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his overhaul for privacy settings, after a major backlash from users over the laughably complex, and often shady, functions recently applied to privacy options on the social networking site.
Likely, the pledge of now more than 20,000 users to do a mass deletion on the 31st of this month had to do with it, but Facebook made changes to their privacy policies in record time.
Ignoring the complaints of sweeping marketing and a lack or respect of users, Zuckerberg did address one issue, and that is the simplicity of the settings.
“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 said in an official address.
“We needed to simplify controls.”
You will now be able to work all controls from a single page, with three options for each column.
This will include who can see your information, the ability to turn off all applications, and removing any chance of information sharing without consent.
How this will affect the many companies that rely on Facebook to use the information they steal from users is yet to be seen.