Tech Report: Facebook Unveils New Privacy Settings

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Facebook has announced a number of changes to the social networking website that has privacy advocates thrilled.

One new feature is the site’s inline privacy settings.

“Now, every time you post something whether it’s a comment, whether it’s a status update, news feed or a photograph, you decide right then and there who gets to see it,” said KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid.

Another new privacy feature gives users more power over being tagged by others in photos or posts.

KCBS’ Technology Analyst Larry Magid:

People now will have a “profile review” feature option in their privacy settings that will allow users to manage how tags work.

“So if there’s a picture out there and you don’t look good in it, you don’t want the world to know you were associated with that picture, you can turn down that tag,” said Magid.

Magid said as part of the reporting process you can send a note to the person to ask them to remove the photo.

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