Facebook to simplify privacy settings from tomorrow

More privacy settings changes are on the way at Facebook

More privacy settings changes are on the way at Facebook

Facebook is to roll out “drastically simplified” privacy settings from tomorrow, according to TechCrunch. The change was flagged by Facebook’s vice president of products Chris Cox who was speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York.

No details are yet known of the changes, though it is understood they will aim to centralise the multi-layered and often confusing settings currently on offer to users.

The social networking site has come under renewed criticism lately regarding the way it handles users’ privacy settings. This has been particularly focused on its plans for the ‘Open Graph’ system, which would allow other companies to access user’s information and personalise their own websites accordingly.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently admitted that the social network had “missed the mark” with these privacy changes in an article he wrote for The Washington Post newspaper. He also pledged that moves to address user concern was coming in the near future.

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