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Facebook tries to make its privacy settings clearer

Facebook tries to make its privacy settings clearer


Social network introduces redesigned Privacy Basics page

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Facebook today introduced a redesigned Privacy Basics page, in an attempt to make its often controversial privacy options easier to navigate. The revamped page, announced in a blog post on Thursday, is now mobile-friendly and includes 32 interactive guides in 44 languages. The privacy controls themselves haven’t changed — users can still customize the audience for each post and run through a “privacy checkup” of their accounts — but the layout is cleaner and easier to navigate than the previous version.

Facebook announced the redesign on Data Privacy Day, with the company saying in its blog post that it is “working to raise awareness of how to take charge of your information online.” None of this actually changes the ways in which Facebook shares user data with advertisers, but at least its help page looks prettier.