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Facebook plays catch-up to Google+’s Privacy Settings, Google+ Should Worry

Facebook is in the process of updating its privacy settings, which is probably the most criticized issue Facebook has encountered. The improvements have been organized around two broad areas: privacy settings on your profile and on new things you share. Facebook is in the process of updating its privacy settings, which is probably the most criticized issue Facebook has encountered. The improvements have been organized around two broad areas: privacy settings on your profile and on new things you share. Facebook recently made the announcement over at its official blog. But, interestingly and tactfully enough, Big Blue made no mention of its rising competitor, Google+. It is quite possible that these updates have been in the works for some time, but I’d be wary of a complete disregard to Google+ having zero influence on the matter. Profile Privacy The goal of the changes is to make privacy settings more understandable and remove the series of confusing clicks to find the settings. A large part of the changes revolve around moving privacy controls right next to the things they affect: anything from a status update to a tagged photo. Now, content on your profile will have an icon next to it and...
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