Facebook Announces Simplified Privacy Controls

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

After all that, Facebook says it has some new developments that should alleviate user concern over privacy. It will simplify controls of information within Facebook, shrink what's visible from the outside, and also, according to the Times, "include an easy way for users to turn off its new and controversial 'instant personalization' feature, which allows partner sites like Yelp and Pandora to gain access to their personal data." [NYT]