Updated: Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:08 | By AFP

Facebook users get new privacy shortcuts

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled simplified tools for protecting privacy at the world's leading social network and made it easier for users to ask friends to remove objectionable pictures.


Facebook users get new privacy shortcuts

Facebook users get new privacy shortcuts

Facebook privacy "kit" updates that will begin rolling out next week include shortcuts to controls; a simple-to-use log of what a user has been sharing, and tools for managing pictures "tagged" with their names.

"Our goal is making sure people understand the ways they can control their information," Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan told AFP while providing an early look at the changes.

"We want people to make the choices that are right for them."

Facebook last year introduced "in-context controls" that call attention to privacy settings at moments when members are taking actions such as posting comments or pictures.

The shortcuts were meant to build on the strategy of putting privacy controls in easy reach at relevant moments during activities at the social network, according to Egan.

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