Facebook is planning to revamp its privacy controls (again) following intense criticism of the social network’s policies in this area. Users and internet experts alike have been concerned at the implications of Facebook’s new Open Graph initiative, which will share user data with external websites and search engines. Leaked instant messaging transcripts from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s early career when he called users “dumb f***s” for trusting him with their data haven’t helped. Now the company says it’s not deaf to the criticisms. “We have always acknowledged that there is a difficult balance between precision and granularity of the controls and simplicity and ease of use,” says VP of public policy Elliot Schrage. “As a result of some of the recent announcements, we may have moved … too far away from simplicity and ease of use. We think we need to take steps to move back in the other direction.” Source: Financial Times

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