FaceBook – New Privacy policy as of NOV 2014

Facebook has recently updated & improved their privacy policy.  Users may be prompted to review settings, which is always valuable over coming days (as I received notification this morning)

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/13/facebook-gives-its-privacy-policy-a-makeover/

http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Simplifies-Privacy-Policy-%e2%80%93-Again.html/

https://www.facebook.com/about/terms-updates

 

This week, Facebook announced another tool designed to further simplify its privacy policy and make it understandable to the layperson. The feature, called “Privacy Basics,” is a set of interactive guides that walk users through basic security questions, like how to delete content from the site and how to limit visibility in search.

In addition to the new look, Facebook also edited the language in its privacy policy to make it less legal-sounding and complicated. It has also been dramatically shortened, down from about 9,000 words to only 2,700.

“The idea here is to give people more accessible information about how Facebook works,” Erin Egan, the company’s chief privacy officer, told The New York Times. “It’s simpler, it’s easier to read.”