TechCrunch reports on a slew of new privacy controls set to be released by Facebook and examines how the company handles privacy and aims to limit user surprises. Facebook said it performs 80 trillion privacy checks per day to ensure private data is not mistakenly leaked and runs 4,000 privacy surveys per day. The surveys have helped the company’s privacy teams create a new set of on-screen privacy controls with displays describing how they work. Facebook plans to provide on-screen notices explaining which audiences see cover photos and friends’ sharing of user posts. The company will also test an in-line privacy selector for status updates explaining what is shared publicly or with friends. Facebook recently unveiled its privacy “dinosaur” to notify users a given post is public.
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