Facebook tightens privacy as it hits 350 million members

Darren Allan

December 2, 2009

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has posted up an open letter on the site’s blog.

In the post, Zuckerberg claims that Facebook now has a rather staggering 350 million users worldwide.

He then goes on to discuss the privacy of this huge user base, and how Facebook’s current levels of privacy can be improved.

Namely by removing regional networks, the communities which have built up around specific countries or organisations, which 50% of Facebookers are members of.

Zuckerberg said: “As Facebook has grown, some of these regional networks now have millions of members and we’ve concluded that this is no longer the best way for you to control your privacy.”

Zuckerberg proposes a simpler privacy model, which would allow you to “set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone.”

The site will also add the ability to control who can see individual pieces of content you upload.


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