Facebook Ups Users Privacy Protections Facebook has unveiled new privacy settings that allow users to control who sees their material, and how much information third parties can gather on them.
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Facebook Ups Users Privacy Protections

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Facebook Ups Users Privacy Protections

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Facebook has unveiled new privacy settings that allow users to control who sees their material, and how much information third parties can gather on them.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

The social networking site Facebook has been dogged by privacy concerns almost since it was founded in a Harvard dorm room. Now the company has a new approach to protect user's privacy, as NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

LAURA SYDELL: Speaking after the press conference, Forrester Research analyst Ray Augie said the company made great strides in fixing privacy problems.

RAY AUGIE: There's always going to be some level of criticism, but no. I think that this is a really smart step for Facebook, and I think all three things they announced here today helps move the ball forward in terms of greater control and greater transparency.

SYDELL: Laura Sydell, NPR News, San Francisco.

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