Zuckerberg: OK, OK, We're Fixing It

Facebook to simplify privacy settings, founder promises
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2010 10:33 AM CDT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote address at a conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Facebook has heard your cries, and plans to clean up its complex privacy settings, founder Mark Zuckerberg declares in a mea culpa in today's Washington Post. “Sometimes, we move too fast,” he admits. “Our intention was to give you lots of granular controls; but that may not have been what many of you wanted. We just missed the mark.” He promises that there will soon be both simpler settings, and a way to turn off all third-party services.

He also reassures users that Facebook never shares your personal information with advertisers or services you don't want, and will never sell your information to anyone. Still, he makes clear that he thinks you should share your information with as many people as possible. “If we give people control over what they share, they will want to share more,” he reasons. “The world will become more open and connected. And a world that's more open and connected is a better world.”

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