It was expected. They cant be that much ignorent. Afterall Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Creator shows off his plan for soon to be introduce Simple Privacy Model. They have built a simple control so user could set who could his post and information in just few clicks.
Facebook explain it this way –
Facebook is a company that moves quickly, constantly innovating and launching new products to improve the user experience. The feedback we heard from users was that in our efforts to innovate, some of our privacy settings h ad become confusing.
We believe in listening to our users and taking their feedback into account whenever possible. We think the following changes address these concerns by providing users with more control over their privacy settings and making them more simple to use.
Starting today, Facebook will:
|*||Provide an easy-to-use “master” control that enables users to set who can see the content they share through Facebook. This enables users to choose, with just one click, the overall privacy level they’re comfortable with for the content they share on Facebook. Of course, users can still use all of the granular controls we’ve always offered, if they wish.|
|*||Significantly reduce the amount of information that must be visible to everyone on Facebook. Facebook will no longer require that users’ friends and connections are visible to everyone. Only Name, Profile Picture, Networks and Gender must be publicly available. Users can opt to make all other connections private.|
|*||Make it simple to control whether other applications and websites access any user information. While a majority of our users love Facebook apps and Facebook-enhanced websites, some may prefer not to share their information outside of Facebook. Users can now opt out with just one click.|
Mark explained it all in his blog post, he also post a video describing this change. Check it out here
So what do you think? Will this be enough for all of the user to be safe in Facebook? Could we be able to control easily what we want to share with whom? Will our account will not have default open share option? Comment here and let su know your feelings and thoughts.