User-friendly Facebook privacy settings to arrive

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Beginning Wednesday, Facebook is planning to overhaul its oft-maligned privacy settings, blog TechCrunch reported Tuesday. Speaking at a TechCrunch event in New York, Chris Cox, director of product for Facebook, said the new controls would be simpler, but offered no other details. The announcement comes as Facebook deals with significant criticism for its recently announced "Instant Personalization" and "social plug-in" features, which automatically opt in users to share data with some third-party websites in an effort to make their total web experience a more sociable one. Facebook's founder over the weekend reportedly admitted the company has made mistakes regarding privacy. — DK
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