Facebook Testing New Control for Shielding Updates

technology.am ( June 29, 2009) — Some Facebook users have gotten into trouble with employers and parents who have read updates containing inflammatory remarks or tales of indiscretions. Now Facebook lets you share your updates with people of your choice.

facebookFacebook is testing new privacy controls that will allow its roughly 200 million users to decide who should see each of their personal updates.

This option would enable users to customise their postings for specific groups of friends.

For instance, a person may want to share certain things – like how they are feeling about the weather – with everyone while limiting the audience able to read other developments – like a wild night of partying.

The additional privacy controls initially will only be available to some Facebook users.

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