Facebook has responded to the recent massive criticism with new and more simple privacy settings.

Social networks like Facebook is about sharing information. But sometimes it is also about being able to control what information you do not want to share. Facebook has received substantial criticism for its sloppy handling of user data and the complex privacy settings. It is perhaps the first serious challenge in the company’s history, and it has forced Facebook to respond.

Now the social network has started the rollout of its new and more simple privacy settings that are described by Mark Zuckerberg in this blog, and explained even more detailed on this page. Facebook has changed the page where you can control which people, services and applications that have access to personal information.

With a few clicks, it is now possible to control whether content such as status updates or photos should be accessible to all, for friends of friends or just for friends. Se below.

There is a set of recommended settings, but it also possible to make your own individual changes, which automatically applies to all new Facebook products. Additionally, Facebook reduced the amount of basic information that is accessible to all, and you can now decide for yourself whether your friends list should be public.

Another change is that it is easier to block the applications and websites that can access the information in your profile.

The new privacy settings were enabled on May 26, but they become progressively rolled out over the coming weeks for the 400 million Facebook users.

Here is a video where Mark Zuckerberg discusses changes to make privacy controls simpler to use.

Source: Comon