Facebook gets tough on privacy settings

Facebook is going back to basics and making privacy settings stronger and easier to use.

If you are one of the 400 million people on Facebook you will be pleased to hear that new settings are being unveiled to simplify and control privacy.

There will now be just one simple control for all your Facebook content, allowing users to monitor exactly who can access their private information.

‘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’ said founder Mark Zuckerberg.

He admits that they have ‘missed the mark’ in the past, and moved too quickly in implementing previous changes to privacy settings.

The site had faced criticism from regulators and advocacy groups all over the world, all of whom were concerned about the increasingly complex privacy settings.

The new clampdown will mean that less information will be publicly available by default and that users will be given control over who can see this information.

‘The changes are the building blocks for giving people what they want and deserve’ said a Washington pressure group.

The changes are being rolled out over the next few weeks.

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