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Facebook poised to roll out more privacy controls

Posted at: 12/12/2012 11:09 AM
By: Associated Press

Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world's largest social network into a more discreet place.
    
The fine-tuning announced Wednesday will include several revisions that will start rolling out to Facebook Inc.'s more than 1 billion users in the next few weeks.
    
The biggest change will be a new "privacy shortcuts" section that will appear as a tiny lock on the right-hand side at the top of people's news feeds. This feature offers a drop-down box where users will be able to get answers to common questions such as "Who can see my stuff?"
    
Other updates will include a tool that will enable individuals to review all the publicly available pictures identifying them on Facebook.