Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged the company "missed the mark" with its privacy changes and moved too fast for users. To make up, and quell the backlash, Zuckerberg said it will offer privacy controls that are much simpler.
In an editorial in the Washington Post---as well in an email to Robert Scoble---Zuckerberg said simple controls are coming in a few weeks. Zuckerberg's response comes after a bevy of concerns since its f8 developer conference.
From the Post:
We have heard the feedback. There needs to be a simpler way to control your information. In the coming weeks, we will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you an easy way to turn off all third-party services. We are working hard to make these changes available as soon as possible. We hope you'll be pleased with the result of our work and, as always, we'll be eager to get your feedback.
Facebook's message---potentially delivered in the Post for regulator consumption---is a bit of a mea culpa. Overall, it should be well received. Zuckerberg pushes the envelope, but is also good about backtracking if needed.
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