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May
23

Facebook-privacy-checkup-header-664x374Facebook has a bad reputation for making its service more and more public. That’s about to change as Facebook will stop making public sharing…

Facebook has a bad reputation for making its service more and more public. That’s about to change as Facebook will stop making public sharing the default. The new default will be to “Friends” only, but users will still have the option to share publicly.

To make sure you understand your privacy settings, Facebook will also be rolling out its Privacy Checkup tool. The cute cartoon dinosaur will walk you through your privacy settings to make sure everything is up to date.

Facebook is taking privacy more seriously with service-wide changes. Last month, the social network announced that it will update its mobile apps with more obvious sharing settings. You will be able to see exactly who you’re sharing to from the status composition window instead of having to tap on a button.simplified-audience-selectors-mobile1-568x374

 

For more information, check out TechCrunch’s excellent coverage of all the Facebook privacy changes.

 

 

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