Facebook CEO admits privacy ‘mistakes’


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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is breaking his silence about complicated privacy settings on the social networking site.


     

     

     

     

     

     

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is breaking his silence about complicated privacy settings on the social networking site.

     
    People have been complaining about Web site changes since Facebook opened up its access to high school students, and later the general public. Earlier this month, users were in an uproar after some visitors were allowed to view their friends’ instant-messaging sessions. This came about three months after people complained of receiving private messages from other users not intended for them.
     
    Facebook management has stayed quiet on these major concerns for months, but on Sunday Mark sent email to Scobelizer.com.


     
    “I know we’ve made a bunch of mistakes,” Mark wrote, adding that he and his team have been listening to user feedback to see how they can actively improve Facebook. “We’re going to be ready to start talking about some of the new things we’ve built this week. I want to make sure we get this stuff right this time.”
     
    It seems Mark is in damage-control-mode this week as he wrote an op-ed about user privacy controls that was published in the Washington Post this morning. He acknowledged that visitors were having a hard time managing who has access to their information.


     
    "There needs to be a simpler way to control your information," he wrote. "In the coming weeks, we will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you an easy way to turn off all third-party services."

     

     

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