Facebook Adds New Privacy Controls
This is Facebook competing on privacy. People responded well to Google's very controlled, granular settings.
The rivalry between Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. has a new front: privacy.
Facebook said it would roll out new controls for sharing personal information on the social network on Thursday, giving its more than 750 million users new tools to manage who can see information about them. The company plans to move a number of privacy controls—which previously required navigating to a separate settings page—to users' homes pages and profile pages, next to where they view and post content.