The world's most popular social networking site will roll out new settings to make it simpler and easier for users to control their personal information, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday.
Struggling social network MySpace plans to unveil simplified privacy settings in a bid to differentiate itself from rival Facebook, which is under fire over its privacy practices, The Wall Street Journal said Monday.The newspaper, which is owned by News Corp, which also owns MySpace, reported that the new MySpace privacy controls would take effect in the coming weeks.The Journal said the new controls give users the option to select one privacy setting for all of the information in their profiles such as their user name, their birthday, their interests or photos.
Facebook on Saturday said it plans to simplify privacy controls at the popular social-networking service to appease critics."We?ve spent the last couple of weeks listening to users and consulting with experts in California; Washington, DC, and around the world," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in response to an AFP inquiry."The messages we?ve received are pretty clear. Users appreciate having precise and comprehensive controls, but want them to be simpler and easier to use."
Facebook is simplifying its privacy controls. The changes come amid complaints about recently announced features, including "instant personalization" that tailors other websites to users' Facebook profiles.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Facebook has called a Wednesday press conference to discuss "enhanced, simpler" privacy controls designed to appease concerns about safeguarding information at the social-networking service.Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives are slated to take part in the briefing, which will be at the firm's headquarters in the city of Palo Alto, California.Zuckerberg said Monday that the social network "missed the mark" with its privacy controls and changes are imminent.