Facebook revamps privacy settings – but misses opportunity to do so much more

Facebook has announced that it is rolling out what appears to be a major redesign of its privacy settings.

Although they make privacy settings easier to access, and may encourage users to be more careful with how they share information online, it feels as if Facebook may be reacting more to Google+ rather than making a fundamental shift in its attitude to users’ privacy.

In a blog post published today, Facebook VP of Product at Facebook Chris Cox announced what he described as “a bunch of improvements that make it easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly…

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