More than 400 million people use Facebook, creating countless opportunities for your private information to end up in the wrong hands.
Facebook's creator Mark Zuckerberg wrote a letter in The Washington Post addressing the recent backlash surrounding the social networking site's privacy settings.
"The biggest message we have heard recently is that people want easier control over their information. Simply put, many of you thought our controls were too complex," he writes. "We have heard the feedback. There needs to be a simpler way to control your information."
Mark then continues to say that in the coming weeks, Facebook will feature new privacy controls that are easier to use, as well as include a simplified way to turn off all third-party access from obtaining your personal info.
Will you feel more comfortable posting photos and writing comments with these updated privacy protectors? Or are you still nervous about the possibility of losing a job, internship, or college acceptance because of what you said on Facebook?
To ease lingering fears, Mark finishes his letter by addressing Facebook's founding principles:
-- You have control over how your information is shared.
-- We do not share your personal information with people or services you don't want.
-- We do not give advertisers access to your personal information.
-- We do not and never will sell any of your information to anyone.
-- We will always keep Facebook a free service for everyone.