Archive for May, 2010


Facebook to simplify privacy settings Wednesday

One day after Facebook’s CEO admitted that the company had made mistakes with users” privacy, the social networking site confirmed it will roll out new, simplified privacy controls on Wednesday.

In a column published Monday in the Washington Post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company has made mistakes in its continuing push to further enable social connections, and that Facebook hoped to soon introduce new, easier-to-use privacy settings to help users make sure their personal information isn’t shared with third-party Websites.

In the past month, there has been growing user unrest and anger that Facebook is playing too fast and loose with information about its users. Users also have been frustrated over what they call complicated and confusing privacy controls that they need to navigate to protect their personal data.

Full Article


7 Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook

  • Using a Weak Password
  • Leaving Your Full Birth Date in Your Profile
  • Overlooking Useful Privacy Controls
  • Posting Your Child’s Name in a Caption
  • Mentioning That You’ll Be Away From Home
  • Letting Search Engines Find You
  • Permitting Youngsters to Use Facebook Unsupervised

For a more detailed list, click here: Consumer Reports

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