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.
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.
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 chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that the social network "missed the mark" with its privacy controls and will be revealing simpler features in the coming weeks."Sometimes we move too fast -- and after listening to recent concerns, we're responding," the Facebook co-founder wrote in a column published on the op-ed page of The Washington Post.Zuckerberg's remarks are his first public comments since new features added to Facebook last month sparked criticism from US privacy and consumer groups, US lawmakers and the European Union.