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Sites Personalize Privacy Settings

ONLINE PRIVACY

August 31, 2011

Image-hosting website Flickr has announced updates to its privacy settings allowing users to customize who sees geotags on shared photos. Users can now use the site's geofence settings to place a "blanket" privacy control on photos based on location, and geotags that do not fit into a specific category will default to the most private setting, ArsTechnica reports. On its blog, the company wrote, "A few years ago, privacy controls like this would have been overkill...But today, physical places are important to how we use the Web. Sometimes you want everyone to know exactly where you took a photo. And sometimes you don't." Meanwhile, Facebook's new privacy controls allow users to determine who can and cannot view posts and requires user approval for photo and post tagging.  
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