Facebook has released new privacy settings to allow users to share their updates selectively and draw distinctions between friends, family members and co-workers, The New Zealand Herald reports. Users will now be able to create "closed" groups in order to communicate with Facebook friends privately and can also use a "dashboard," allowing them to view what personal information has been collected by games and third-party applications on the site and letting them disable some of those features. An analyst at Forrester Research called the changes a smart move for Facebook, adding the announcement "helps move the ball forward in terms of greater control and greater transparency."
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