Facebook Announces Huge Privacy Overhaul

Posted by jcashman

It would appear that Facebook is trying to make changes in order to compete with Google+. They have unveiled the plan today. And they are forcing all their users to watch a tutorial so they know about the new features.

According to Mashable.com, here are the changes just to your profile:

Greater profile control: Profile visibility controls now appear directly next to content when you edit your profile. For example, if you only want your close friends to see which music you like, you can change it directly from the profile editing page.

  • In-line cues:Facebook will display a globe, friend or gear icon to indicate whether a piece of content is public, only seen by friends or customized for a friend group or list.
  • “View Profile As”: The “View Profile As” feature has been moved from the Privacy Settings Page to the top right-hand corner of the user profile. This is designed to make it more accessible.
  • Overhaul of the Privacy Page: The privacy overhaul will result in a much cleaner and simpler Privacy Page, since most of the privacy settings are now integrated at the profile page level. “

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  4. Boston company’s Ad Engine platform confirms Facebook presence
  5. In Nod to IBM, HP Overhaul Minimizes Consumers

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