Facebook Overhauls Privacy Controls after Internal Cranking

Facebook is overhauling privacy controls in the face of a barrage of criticism that it is betraying the trust which has made it the world’s biggest social network.

“It’s been a pretty intense few weeks for us, listening to all the feedback coming in from all the changes we’ve made,” Facebook’s 26-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he announced simplified privacy controls.  “Our teams internally have been cranking for the last couple of weeks.”