Facebook will again update its interface to give users more control over the information they share with friends and acquaintances. That's the news Wednesday from a live Facebook press event, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to acknowledge that users still had concerns with the Facebook interface. In response, Zuckerberg said, Facebook would introduce a new version of the Groups functionality, along with an upgraded dashboard.
From now on, the default setting for Groups will be "closed," which means only your fellow members see what's going on in a group, Zuckerberg said. In addition, Facebook will now allow users to download every bit of information they have ever posted to Facebook – a move intended to give consumers control over data stored on the Facebook servers.
"We've heard loud and clear that you want more control over what you share on Facebook – to manage exactly who sees it and to understand exactly where it goes," Zuckerberg wrote on the Facebook blog this afternoon. "With this new Groups experience and the other tools we're rolling out Wednesday, we're taking a few important steps forward towards giving you precise controls."