Facebook considers simplifying complicated privacy settings

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London, May 20 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has been noting the complaints about its privacy settings being too complex and is considering simplifying them.

It has decided to take up the matter after criticism of its privacy policy came from US senators, the European Union and civil liberty groups.

The site also stated that it was listening to the message from users that it has "made things too complex".

"We're working on responding to these concerns," the BBC quoted a spokeswoman as saying.

"Watch this space," she added. t the end of last year Facebook changed its default privacy settings, allowing profile information to be shared with the wider web, unless users specifically opted out.

Last month it moved a step further, opening up Facebook data to third-party websites, described by founder Mark Zuckerberg as a move towards "a web where the default is social".

While Facebook sold the idea as a way to offer a more personalised surfing experience, critics were concerned that users were losing control over their information.

It prompted a letter from the European Commission saying changes to its privacy settings were "unacceptable".

The move caused outrage among some users, who have organised a "Quit Facebook" day, scheduled for May 31. (ANI)

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