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New Facebook Privacy Options Go Live – May Overwhelm Users

We’ve just spotted the new Facebook privacy options in the wild. As we wrote earlier this week, “the new privacy features will increase the granular control that Facebook has been known for. Users will now have the option of showing private information, including photos, to only specific friends (entered one at a time or by utilizing a pre-made list), or to “friends of friends” (i.e., your friends and the people they are friends with — not unlike how LinkedIn works).” Below are a couple of screenshots…

We have to question though: are all these new privacy options going to overwhelm everyday users? Who needs so many controls? Perhaps it is a case of Facebook opting for Microsoft-style complex design over Apple’s simplicity! We’d be interested in your thoughts in the comments.

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