Facebook Faces Critism Over New Privacy Settings

Users lash out against policy changes

Last Updated: December 10, 2009 @ 6:04 AM

Facebook users expressed anger at the site Wednesday for changing privacy settings, which they say caused personal information to be inadvertently exposed.

Facebook employee Ruchi Sanghvi explained the changes in an official Facebook blog post titled "New tools to control your experience," which received about 500 comments from users, many of them critical of privacy changes.

"Great ? job. Now everyone who isn’t even my friend can see my profile," one user wrote. "This is ridiculous. I’m not an idiot, I’ve searched thru all the settings for over an hour and now friends of mine who I did not want seeing stuff can now see stuff. I have tried blocking them and customizing them and now all my [information] is exposed."

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