Facebook Cracks Down on Privacy

Facebook has announced plans to provide users with more control over their information and privacy. The popular social networking site will be rolling out a series of enhancements that include privacy settings and practices, additions to its privacy policy, and technical changes that give users more transparency and control over the information that they provide to third-party applications.

“These planned changes are a result of collaborative discussions we’ve had with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, which has spent more than a year reviewing Facebook’s privacy policies and controls,” wrote Tim Sparapani on the company blog.

The main reason for the investigation was that the way in which Facebook provides privacy information to users is often confusing or incomplete, according to a press release by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. The announcement confirmed that Facebook has agreed to help users make more informed decisions about how widely to share personal information on the site.

Although the details about the new enhancements have not been released, Facebook plans to implement the improvements in the coming months and will be providing more information during that time.

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