Facebook Rolling Out New Privacy Controls This Week

Filed as News on May 25, 2010 3:00 pm

Facebook Privacy SettingsOver the weekend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised that Facebook would role out new privacy controls, noting that “We’ve been listening to all the feedback and have been trying to distill it down to the key things we need to improve.”

Apparently as I suggested in my response to his statement, providing simple privacy controls wasn’t brain science, in fact Facebook will role out the new simplified privacy settings this Wednesday rather than “in coming weeks” as he had stated on Sunday.

In true Zuckerberg fashion, we won’t know what the new product looks like until it rolls out, however I expect it will offer easier to find privacy settings, with the main concern of many Facebook users being that the social networking site hides to many of their opt-out options deep inside their settings pages.

I personally would like to see two options “privacy on” and “privacy off” however with instant personalization and social plugins being implemented on various sites, I have a feeling a default “opt-out” option probably won’t be the route Facebook implements, but maybe they’ll prove me wrong.

In any respect, it’s nice to see Zuckerberg at least appearing to play nice with Facebook users.

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  1. By Julius posted on May 25, 2010 at 10:49 pm
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    Being a Facebook user myself, I’m looking forward to what the product would be. I don’t play with the privacy settings that much but I agree that it’s vital to any account.

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