Mar 292010
 
 March 29, 2010  Online

Once again, Facebook is proposing changes in some of its privacy features. Some of the proposed changes are intended to apply to new features they plan to roll out, while others apply to existing features. On Friday, Michael Richter announced the changes in the Facebook blog:

We’re proposing another set of revisions to our Privacy Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to make way for some exciting new products we’re contemplating. Not all of these products have been finalized and many aren’t yet built at all. However, we’ve definitely identified some interesting opportunities to improve the way you share and connect with the people and things in your life.

So, today, we explain some of these policy changes, and sometime soon—when we’re done designing and coding—we’ll have more product details to announce.

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Location

The last time we updated the Privacy Policy, we included language describing a location feature we might build in the future. At that point, we thought the primary use would be to “add a location to something you post.” Now, we’ve got some different ideas that we think are even more exciting.

So, we’ve removed the old language and, instead added the concept of a “place” that could refer to a Page, such as one for a local restaurant. As we finalize the product, we look forward to providing more details, including new privacy controls.

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We’ve also explained the “Everyone” setting in more detail. People still own the information they post to Facebook, but the “Everyone” setting is designed to enable people to share content as broadly as possible. To enable this distribution, we allow others to see, access, display, export, distribute and redistribute content set to “Everyone” and we’ve tried to make this even clearer.

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