Facebook privacy options untangled

Posted to Infographics  |  Nathan Yau

People are up in arms about Facebook’s new privacy policies, partly because some information was forced into public view and partly because there are so many settings that figuring out what’s public and what’s private is confusing. Guilbert Gates of the New York Times clears things up with the above graphic. To put it simply: there’s a lot of stuff.

Additionally, is a look at the growth of Facebook’s privacy policy by number of words:

To be fair though, the privacy policy has grown with the amount of data feeding into Facebook, as opposed to a growing policy with a fixed amount of data.

[Thanks, John]

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