Announcement: Facebook Updates Privacy Controls

On Wednesday, March 18th, Facebook will be introducing privacy updates that give users more control over the information they choose to share on Facebook. The two main updates taking place are a standardized privacy interface across the site and new privacy options.

Some of the new features being added include a “Friends of Friends” privacy option that allows people to share information with people they are connected to through their friends. Users will also now have the ability to share and restrict information based on specific friends or friend lists. The friend lists feature was added to Facebook in December as a way to help users communicate with groups of friends. Now, in addition to messaging and event and group invitations, friend lists can help users to communicate by choosing what information is shared with certain groups of people.

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