As surely as the sun rises, Facebook will keep revising its privacy settings in an effort to keep everyone from complaining. There’s a brand new method, and it’s simpler than ever before. But there are some catches. Easy shortcuts: The first thing you’ll notice is a simple, obvious means of hitting the main privacy concerns, now accessible through an icon at the top right of your profile. Who can see my stuff? Who can contact me? How do I stop someone from bothering me? These are frequent complaints, and now there’s a shortcut to (ideally) solving each by changing pertinent settings. Allowing apps to use your information (or not): The next change is app permissions—say, Instagram. If you want connect Instagram to your Facebook account, you’ll now be presented with popup windows, which is a bit of a throwback and a little regressive, but will make the changes you’re about to make more obvious—probably a net good.
Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Are Simpler Than Ever
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).