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Facebook rolls out simplified privacy controls, a month too late

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(Read caption) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook is now a safer place, thanks to a simplified privacy dashboard. Others think Facebook is still a long way from where it should be.

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Well, it's better late than never. After taking fire from just about every corner of the blogosphere – including a sizable contingent of haters that thought the social networking site should be taken offline altogether – Facebook today announced it was simplifying its privacy settings in order to help users "feel in control" of the information they share online.

"The number-one thing we've heard is that there just needs to be a simpler way to control your information," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post. "We've always offered a lot of controls, but if you find them too hard to use then you won't feel like you have control. Unless you feel in control, then you won't be comfortable sharing and our service will be less useful for you. We agree we need to improve this."

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