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MySpace to simplify privacy settings

05-18-2010 14:03 BJT

BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhuanet)-- MySpace plans to announce simplified privacy settings for its users in an attempt to differentiate itself from Facebook, which is under fire from consumers and lawmakers over its privacy practices, according to the Wall Street Journal report on Monday.

The new MySpace privacy controls, which will take effect in the coming weeks, will continue to give users the same three tiers of privacy for each aspect of their profiles that they have right now (public, friends only, and public to users over the age of 18).

The key difference from Facebook's approach, however, is that the toggle to change all the settings will be contained in one switch.

Users who are currently using the "friends only" option will keep their settings without having to opt in or out of anything, MySpace's co-president Mike Jones said.

Users previously had separate controls for different sections of their profile.

MySpace executives say the privacy changes are part of a broader effort to revive the site, which has struggled to retain traffic and faced a drop-off in ad revenues.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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