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On the privacy front, Facebook is frequently criticised for having overly complex privacy settings and for making its users' data open by default. Google+'s privacy settings generally adopt a more cautious stance and the settings page is more straightforward.
Settings that can be edited include the visibility of your profile to search, an option to see how your profile looks to other users, the ability to edit which users are shown as being in your Circles and the ability to edit who can tag you in photos.
Google has also lined up its first privacy-related updates for Google+, including an update that will ensure content intended for a limited group of people cannot be reshared publically.
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