Rumours of Facebook privacy changes – but will it be too little too late?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to media reports, Facebook is planning to announce changes to its privacy settings within the next few days.

Benjamin Cohen, a reporter for the British TV’s Channel 4, has written on his blog that he has spoken to “senior sources” at Facebook who have told him that they plan to acknowledge criticisms levelled against the site:

“Facebook clearly realise that not everyone understands the 50 privacy settings and 170 privacy options that users are currently presented with are confusing users and not everyone has realised that their status updates are so public. Indeed one of the sources say they welcome websites like OpenBook which…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.