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Facebook Updates Privacy Settings

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December 13, 2012

Facebook has made changes to its privacy settings by giving users more control and clarity over what personal data is shared and by removing users’ ability to remain hidden from its main search tool, The Wall Street Journal reports. A new control, called Privacy Shortcuts, will allow people to alter who can see their posts and who can contact them through the site. Facebook Director of Product Samuel Lessin said, “We’re taking the most critical things and putting them in context across the whole site.” Electronic Privacy Information Center Executive Director Marc Rotenberg said, “Facebook’s decision not to allow people to hide themselves from search appears to violate the settlement” reached with the Federal Trade Commission earlier this year. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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