Facebook to outline simpler privacy controls

After one of the most tumultuous months in its young history, Facebook is about to announce new features intended to offer its hundreds of millions of users simpler privacy choices.

After one of the most tumultuous months in its young history, Facebook is about to announce new features intended to offer its hundreds of millions of users simpler privacy choices.

The announcement will come at 10:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday in the company's Palo Alto offices. Facebook says the event will feature CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives who will "discuss details regarding enhanced, simpler privacy controls."

The last few weeks have not been kind to the Internet's second most popular Web site, which has been pilloried by privacy activists and slammed by some members of Congress. The flap has spawned interactive graphics showing how Facebook has gradually exposed more user data, third-party tools designed to let Facebook users verify that their privacy settings are accurate, and reports of internal discord among employees.

For more on this story, read Facebook event will outline 'simpler' privacy controls on CNET News.

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