This week will see a bunch of changes to Facebook’s privacy controls, addressing the ongoing concerns that Facebook is unconcerned with user privacy, offers only convoluted and confusing controls to handle it and has flat out lied about selling data to ad networks.
At this point it’s ludicrous to assume Facebook has even good intentions for it’s users, but anything which simplifies the process of moderating privacy is a welcome change.
The changes should begin appearing tomorrow, May 26th. Facebook’s vice president of product Chris Cox said it has been a humbling time for Facebook.
It will be interesting to see just how much simpler the controls will be, but it’s hard to imagine a full 180 degree turnabout, despite the fact that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted they “missed the mark” on user privacy.