Facebook simplifies privacy controls, will it be enough?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced changes designed to stem the barrage of bad publicity the site has been hit with recently. The huge social networking site has been under fire on a number of fronts concerning privacy issues and is trying to head off a drop in the number of users.

It has been ripped for a lack of easy-to-use privacy controls; the fact that friends can unwittingly share your private information; and the general loss of trust by users over privacy issues. In the face of an organized Quit Facebook Day, which has 22,000 members signed up to quit, Facebook is rolling out new, simplified privacy controls.