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Facebook has responded further to criticism over its privacy settings by allowing users to control who can see their profiles from their mobile phones.

Users can now update their privacy settings from the Facebook mobile site. They were previously only able to do so from their online page.

Michael Eyal Sharon, Facebook’s mobile product manager, said, “Recently many of you said you wanted more streamlined controls, so we made a number of changes to provide them. All of Facebook’s privacy controls are now available from any browser-enabled mobile device.

“Few online services offer any privacy controls to their mobile users. None that we know of offer the same control as the desktop version,” he added.

A Facebook spokeswoman was unable to comment on when the ability to update privacy settings will be rolled out to its various mobile apps.

Figures from research firm ComScore claim that Facebook was the most popular mobile web destination in the UK in March with 2.75bn unique page views and 5.9m unique visitors spending a total of 2bn minutes on the site (nma.co.uk 17 June 2010).


Published 5 August, 2010 by NMA Staff

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