Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Controls

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc., which has faced criticism over its privacy policies and recently beefed up its lobbying efforts to shape federal privacy legislation, announced new privacy features on Tuesday aimed at giving users more control over who can view their content.

The new tools, which the social networking company says it plans to roll out over the next few days, include a drop-down menu next to each item a user posts on his personal profile that controls who can access it. Such controls were previously only available...
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