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Facebook adding new privacy controls to its mobile websites and smart phone apps

December 8, 2010 |  6:17 pm

Fbookmobile2 Facebook announced updates to the privacy controls of its mobile websites and smart phone apps today, which will include the same privacy options already available on facebook.com itself.

"In October, we added a dashboard to give you a way to clearly see and control the ways applications use your information,"  Rose Yao, Facebook's mobile product manager, wrote in a blog post. "We're making these same controls available on your mobile phone so you can update and manage the information you share from wherever you want."

The updates will allow users of Facebook apps and mobile site to see in more detail the information they're sharing with various applications and websites, as well as the ability to adjust those settings.

Facebook's mobile sites, m.facebook.com and 0.facebook.com, were updated today and Facebook mobile apps on Android, BlackBerry, the iPhone and iPod touch, and Windows Phone will get the same updated privacy controls over the next few weeks.

With the update, users will be able to adjust access for applications and other Facebook users to basic profile information, photos and videos.

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Image: Updated privacy controls on Facebook's mobile website, demonstrated on an iPhone. Credit: Facebook

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