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Facebook changes privacy settings

Facebook changes privacy settings

Facebook has announced changes to the controversial privacy settings for users.

Facebook has just announced a large number of changes to the way that users can display content online.

Responding to criticisms that the existing privacy options were concealed within the existing settings page, Facebook has completely changed the way users specify who can see specific content.

Changes include the option to remove tags of yourself in photos and to preview your profile as a friend would see it. Importantly, users now have the option to confirm or deny their identity whenever they are tagged in new photos or videos.

In an interview with the BBC, Facebook's Chris Cox didnt agree that the old settings were hidden away, however.

I don’t think the old controls were bad,'' he said. 'I just think that the new ones are much better. The goal is just to make the settings more inline and more immediate, just there in the profile.'

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EvilMerc 24th August 2011, 13:18 Quote
So, in essence, it's made it slightly more moron proof.
Vo0Ds 24th August 2011, 13:31 Quote
Just in time to un-tag my impending stag-do photos.
Stonerd 24th August 2011, 13:41 Quote
Fake or not it seems like Facebook has taken stock of what anonymous had to say. They need improved personal information security though, I 'deactivated' my account for 4 months came back and nothing had changed...I didn't like that at all.
Fizzban 24th August 2011, 13:47 Quote
"Changes include the option to remove tags of yourself in photos and to preview your profile as a friend would see it"

That has been possible for a long, long time already.
Hakuren 24th August 2011, 15:46 Quote
Amazing there are people finding FaceTube useful. Oh dear...
jrs77 24th August 2011, 16:51 Quote
Can't get any safer then shutting down this useless service alltogether imho.
Yemerich 24th August 2011, 21:09 Quote
still no easy way to keep your private conversations private?
Like choosing NOT to save them???
Sloth 24th August 2011, 22:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by EvilMerc
So, in essence, it's made it slightly more moron proof.
Unfortunately, people everywhere will still find ways to be completely oblivious to the myriad of security features which are in place.

And, of course, people everywhere will still find ways to complain about Facebook's security without first considering that perhaps they shouldn't be posting information they wish to keep privite if they don't think it will be properly protected.

It also amazes me how Twitter remains widely accepted. Suppose it's only time before the wolves turn on that as well.
megadriveguy 25th August 2011, 03:43 Quote
It's Facebook+ :|
TWeaK 25th August 2011, 11:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by megadriveguy
It's Facebook+ :|

Exactly, though tbh I think G+ probably still does a better job of it. Really I think G+ is a lot more popular than it looks, but because with every post it forces you to choose who you're sharing it with you just don't see a lot of peoples' activity.
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