Facebook Promises Greater Privacy

Facebook is promising greater privacy for users.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted today that Facebook had "missed the mark" on recent privacy concerns.

In an article in the Washington Post, Zuckerberg pledged that the site would soon be having a radical rethink of their privacy policy.

The announcement comes ahead of a strike by many users who are planning to quit the site on 31st May over recent privacy scandals surrounding over complicated settings.

Zuckerberg wrote: "Sometimes we move too fast - and after listening to recent concerns, we're responding. The biggest message we have heard recently is that people want easier control over their information.

"Many of you thought our controls were too complex. Our intention was to give you lots of granular controls; but that may not have been what many of you wanted. We just missed the mark."

Zuckerberg's announcement came after Facebook had received a swath of criticism from US civil liberties advocates and EU data protection officials who recently described the privacy laws as "unacceptable."

Zuckerberg has so far not announced a date for the release of the new changes to the site, simply saying that the company was, "working hard to make these changes available as soon as possible".

Currently the "quitfacebookday" website has 13,500 members who have pledged to delete their profile's on the 31st May. It is yet to be seen whether this latest announcement has changed the minds of any of these users.

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