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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:37 PM

Facebook to overhaul its privacy controls

Source: CNN

Facebook announced a major overhaul to its privacy controls Wednesday, adding a handful of features while simplifying and clarifying the ways users can already tweak their accounts.

The changes, which will roll out over the next few weeks, include a new tool that lets users ask for photos of them to be removed from the site. Also being upgraded is a tool that lets users see what other people can -- and can't -- see on their Facebook pages.

In addition, users will get more control over the apps they enable on the site by gaining the ability to grant permission for some access requests but deny others.

Facebook says the changes are designed to help users better control, and understand, the information they're sharing on a site with roughly 1 billion accounts.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/12/tech/social-media/facebook-privacy-changes/index.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:40 PM

1. I've never done it...

and most likely will not.

I think it's freakish all the personal shit, that people slap on there.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. it is beyond freakish

but they claim it's the only way they can communicate with their extensive network of friends and family

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. "...with their extensive network of friends and family."

ROFLMAO!

That is what my sister says...but yet she bitches and bitches and bitches about those "friends" telling
all, etc.

*rolling my eyes!*

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:22 PM

6. I have five friends, and two of them are not allowed in my apartment

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:03 PM

9. Hahaha!! I have 20 friends. Four are nationally known quilt designers, one is my nephew,

and the rest are women who belong to my quilting group. We see each other once or twice a month, and communicate via email and phone.

I got a friend request from someone whose mother shared a hospital room in New York with my mother-in-law 55 years ago when Mr. k was born. The guy has 2300 friends. I don't know that many people, let alone that many that I want to keep in touch with.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:05 PM

3. I only post on FB what I'm ok with anyone in the world reading.

Loved this:



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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:20 PM

5. That one's doing the rounds.

Was in the UK this morning.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:55 PM

8. That's my operating principle everywhere. Thanks for the seecard. Snagged. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:53 PM

7. They need to do something about multiple accounts, most with no profile, for the same users.

I have seen HIGH numbers of these associated with some users. Had to block them all and it seems to have reduced some hacking tracks that I have been seeing.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:36 PM

10. It's a start

but they also need to fix it so that right wing trolls can't get around their bans.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:39 PM

11. It's about time.

They used to have some of these controls in place and then they removed them. I like to have complete control over what people can see on my wall.

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