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MySpace takes aim at Facebook, simplifies privacy settings

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2010 22:28 User comments (2)

MySpace takes aim at Facebook, simplifies privacy settings MySpace has taken steps this week to combat Facebook, the behemoth social networking site plagued by criticism over its privacy settings.
The once-extremely-popular site will simplify its own privacy settings over the coming weeks, giving users the "option to select one privacy setting for all information in their profiles, which often include a user's name, birthday, interests and photos."

Profiles can be made public to everyone, MySpace friends only, or MySpace users over 18 only.

Previously, the settings for different sections of their profile were scattered, including the separate controls for privacy on their photos, comments and friend's lists.

Taking a jab at Facebook's recent plights, MySpace Co-President Mike Jones says: "Given all the noise in the industry, we want to get out and state a clear position so that our users understand that we take privacy very seriously."

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2 user comments

118.5.2010 23:27

I never found their privacy settings that difficult to set up in the first place. If users found them that confusing perhaps they shouldn't have myspace accounts.

220.5.2010 2:45

Why do I get a mental image of "The Fonz" jumping over a tank of sharks when reading that article?

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