Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options

May 13, 2010


Recently you may have heard about Facebook's new features which open up more personal information to other users, businesses, marketers.  Facebook says that the benefits of these changes are more powerful tools for connecting people with similar interests.  However the downside to us is that controlling the information we want to keep private just got a lot more complicated.

The New York Times put out a helpful article and graphic that charts out Facebook's massive new privacy policy (currently longer than the US Constitution).  Since so many of us are dependent on Facebook to network and promote our work, it's a useful read to know what's going on and how you can adjust your settings to protect your information/take advantage of the new changes.

How are Facebook's new privacy policies sitting with you?  Any success stories with there new features? Let us know in the comments below.

Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options [NYTimes.com]

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