Facebook starts pushing out new privacy settings

Facebook has started dribbling out the latest changes to its everchanging privacy settings, CNET reports.

New privacy notifications and menus now greet members as they log into the social network, according to The Next Web. Facebook users in New Zealand seem to be the first on the list to have received these updates already. Based on screenshots published by TNW, members receive a new message alerting them to the changes and explaining how they can block specific users from viewing their information…

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Google and Mozilla announce new privacy features

Add two more internet browser makers to the list of companies planning to offer web users new ways to control how their personal data is collected online, reports the New York Times. On Monday, Mozilla and Google announced features that would allow users of the Firefox and Chrome browsers to opt out of being tracked online by third-party advertisers. The companies made their announcements just weeks after the Federal Trade Commission issued a report that supported a “do not track” mechanism that would let consumers choose whether companies could monitor their online behavior…

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