Facebook Announces New Privacy Options
SOCIAL NETWORKINGMay 21, 2010
Responding to backlash about recent changes to the site's default privacy settings, a Facebook official said the company will roll out new privacy options for its users in the coming weeks, Wired reports. "Now we've heard from our users that we have gotten a little bit complex," said Tim Sparapani, Facebook's head of public policy. "We are going to be providing options for users who want simplistic bands of privacy that they can choose from." The news follows criticism from Facebook users, U.S. senators, advocacy groups and Europe's Article 29 Working Party as well as pleas from Australian police after the alleged murder of a teen by a man she befriended on the site.