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Facebook Unveils New, Simpler Privacy Settings

Publication Date: 
May 26, 2010
Source: 
KGO-TV
Author: 
David Louie

Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, talks to David Louie of KGO News about recent changes to Facebook's privacy settings, which makes them easier for users of the social network to set:

Palo Alto-based Facebook Tuesday announced changes to its privacy settings. The social networking website had been facing growing criticism from Capitol Hill to Main Street.

Facebook's 400 million worldwide users will be seeing a much simpler way to select privacy settings, all because users, lawmakers, and consumer advocates complained Facebook did not seem care about privacy.

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This is a positive step, according to resident fellow Ryan Calo at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

"People weren't able to go back and that was a real sticking point. No matter how much you cared about it, you couldn't roll it back in some circumstances, but Facebook has addressed that with these new settings," Calo said.