Responding to backlash about recent changes to the site's default privacy settings, a Facebook official said the company will roll out new "simplistic" privacy options for its users in the coming weeks, Wired reports. "Now we've heard from our users that we have gotten a little bit complex," said Tim Sparapani, Facebook's head of public policy, in a radio interview yesterday. "We are going to be providing options for users who want simplistic bands of privacy that they can choose from." The news follows criticism from U.S. senators, advocacy groups and Europe's Article 29 Working Party.
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