Facebook changes privacy settings

27 May

After weeks of backlash from users, partners, advertisers and government bodies Facebook has responded with changes to their privacy settings, empowering users to better privacy settings. Facebook has introduced new privacy settings aimed at making it easier for users to have more control over their personal information and what they share.

Privacy Settings page

A new control now makes it easy to share on Facebook with friends, and friends of friends or everyone in one click. The settings are immediately applied and displayed in a grid. Users will be able to customize their settings to control their level of sharing. The settings will now appear on a single page.

it has also make it simple to control whether other applications and websites access any user information. While a majority of our users love Facebook apps and Facebook-enhanced websites, some may prefer not to share their information outside of Facebook. Users can now opt out with just one click.

As the news starts to filter out across the Internet and mainstream media it will be interesting to see if these changes have actually have positive impact and users come back to the social network.

What do you think?  Are the changes meeting your major complaints?

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