The world’s largest social networking site, Facebook, overhauled its privacy controls under which the amount of information that is always visible to others will be reduced.
In a news conference on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined “a pretty big overhaul” and billed it as a dramatically simpler way for people to control who sees information they post.
Facebook unveiled a redesig-ned privacy settings page to provide a single control for content. The changes, to be introduced over the next few weeks, mean one click can block any third-party sites from tapping into Facebook’s data on a user.
A similar one-click option will allow a user to stop applications on Facebook from tapping user information unless told otherwise.