How To Use Facebook's New Privacy Controls

Lifehacker has a handy guide to and analysis of the new, streamlined privacy controls just announced by Facebook. There’s also the full version posted on Facebook. The new controls are simpler, but fall short in some respects.

For example, you’re opted-in by default to sharing your personal info with applications, and you’ll have to opt-out of your activities and interests being publicly viewable/searchable.

The changes will show up for different users in stages over the coming weeks, and you’ll know when they hit your account when a little icon shows up saying so.

Here’s a screenshot of the new privacy settings module:

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What do you think of the modifications? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

A Guide to Facebook’s New, Simpler Privacy Controls [Lifehacker]
Controlling How You Share [Facebook]
Making Control Simple [Facebook Blog]