Facebook bows to pressure, changes privacy

Facebook bows to pressure, changes privacy

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Facebook bows to pressure, changes privacy

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by NBC News

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 26 at 5:51 PM

After weeks of criticism, Facebook says it will make it easier for its 450-million users to control privacy settings on their accounts.

C-E-O Marc Zuckerberg says the changes come in response to feedback from Facebook users.

Many people who use the popular social media site have voiced unhappiness with some recent privacy changes made by the company.

Those tweaks made some user information public by default.

And they required users to make an active -- and some say overly-complicated -- adjustment to their account to keep some information private.

Now, Facebook says it will take just a few clicks for users to block all of their information from third parties.

And they'll be given a simple choice of what information in their account, if any, should be made accessible by the public.

Zuckerberg says the changes will start happening today, and should be implemented on all accounts within a few weeks.

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