Just a brief addition to yesterday's post and a new instalment in the series on privacy & social networking: Facebook has announced it will implement some significant changes in the way users can manage their privacy settings. This way, it is aimed to give users more direct control over whom they share the items they post with.
Facebook's vice president does not confirm suggestions that the adaptations may be related to possible preparations to make the social network available to children under 13. In this context, worries had been expressed concerning the protection of children's rights online (see also an earlier post on the EU's initiatives to protect children's fundamental rights).
The new privacy settings will be made available from 25 August onwards.