Facebook Announces New Privacy Controls

In response to the growing number of users who have expressed disapproval of Facebook’s current privacy laws, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company will be adding simpler privacy controls in the coming weeks. In a letter published in the Washington Post, Zuckerberg said that Facebook plans to roll out an easier way to turn off all third-party services.

According to Zuckerberg, the company has also received feedback that many users are concerned over how their personal information “is used and worry that it is shared in ways they don’t want.” In response to these concerns, Zuckerberg outlined Facebook’s principles:

  • “You have control over how your information is shared.”
  • “We do not share your personal information with people or services you don’t want.”
  • “We do not give advertisers access to your personal information.”
  • “We do not and never will sell any of your information to anyone.”
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