Facebook has come under a lot of criticism since it changed its privacy settings, a lot of Facebook users were less than happy with the changes, and Facebook’s CEO promised to address the problems.
Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to Facebook’s privacy policies in a bid to keep its users happy, the changes include a single control for content, more powerful controls for Facebook users basic information and the ability to turn off all applications.
First, we’ve built one simple control to set who can see the content you post. In a couple of clicks, you can set the content you’ve posted to be open to everyone, friends of your friends or just your friends.
Second, we’ve reduced the amount of basic information that must be visible to everyone and we are removing the connections privacy model. Now we’ll be giving you the ability to control who can see your friends and pages. These fields will no longer have to be public.
Third, we’ve made it simple to control whether applications and websites can access any of your information. Many of you enjoy using applications or playing games, but for those of you who don’t we’ve added an easy way to turn off Platform completely. This will make sure that none of your information is shared with applications or websites.
Are these new changes to the Facebook privacy policies enough to keep its users happy? That remains to be seen, what do you guys think are you happy with the changes or would you like to see more improvements to the privacy policies?