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Facebook Defends Privacy Policies

SOCIAL NETWORKING

May 10, 2010

A Facebook executive is insisting that users are happy with recent changes to the site, despite criticism over recent privacy issues. In a question and answer session with Computerworld, Ethan Beard, director of the social networking site's developer network, said he has been somewhat surprised with how much criticism the site has received for sharing user information with third-party Web sites. When it comes to the site's privacy settings, he said, "I think that privacy is a complicated matter and each individual's view on privacy and how one thinks about it is quite nuanced...It requires us to create very sophisticated tools to deal with all these nuances and give people the control they want."
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