UPDATED 16:22 EDT / DECEMBER 08 2010

Facebook Rolling out Mobile Privacy Controls

Facebook has announced in its blog today it’s rolling out its PC privacy controls to all of the social networking giant’s 200 million mobile users. This update will enable users to more effectively manage view and control the applications using their personal Facebook data.

“A full list of all the applications you use, along with when they last accessed your information, is now available in the Applications and Websites section of your privacy settings.”

These new mobile controls provide, among other things, the option to enable and disable personalized experience check-ins, adjust apps’ access to profile information, and more.  200 million is a lot of users, and Facebook is taking the unavoidable move of matching the mobile and PC experience; at least from a generic perspective. Privacy has been a very heated topic lately for the social networking giant, which means it’s not a goal easily disrupted by a platform barrier.

While Facebook focuses its attention on mobile, its’ crowdsourced content moderation experiment Facebook Community Council is no longer a point of interest.  As blogger Andrea James highlighted here, Facebook sent a notice to the 344 participants notifying they will shut down Community Council; notably, after over 1 million pieces of content tagged.  The utopian experiment (especially in light of Facebook’s privacy concerns) wasn’t a very popular one with users, which may suggest the reason the social network is shutting it down.


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