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Facebook's New Privacy Options

SOCIAL NETWORKING

October 7, 2010

Facebook has released new privacy settings to allow users to share their updates selectively and draw distinctions between friends, family members and co-workers, The New Zealand Herald reports. Users will now be able to create "closed" groups in order to communicate with Facebook friends privately and can also use a "dashboard," allowing them to view what personal information has been collected by games and third-party applications on the site and letting them disable some of those features. An analyst at Forrester Research called the changes a smart move for Facebook, adding the announcement "helps move the ball forward in terms of greater control and greater transparency."
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