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Facebook Releases Privacy Tool for New Users

SOCIAL NETWORKING

November 5, 2012

The Washington Post reports on Facebook’s rollout of a tool for new users. The tool, which is in part a result of talks with the Irish data protection authority (DPA) following its audits of the company, “gives users specific instructions on Facebook’s default settings, sharing permissions, policies on data access, rules about apps, games and third-party websites, advertisements, photo tags and the way the site finds fiends and connections for new users,” the report states. Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan said in a statement that the company is committed to helping users understand their online sharing options and thanked the Irish DPA for its work. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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