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New Terms and Policies Hub Answers All Your Facebook Policy Questions

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Facebook updated their "Terms and Policies Hub" in efforts to have all of their policy and privacy information in one easy to navigate page. Facebook has been notrious for confusing policy changes that confuse and upset users, so to try and diffuse that problem from happening, they have redesigned their policy page with clear titles and an outline to help users navigate to answers any questions that Facebook users might have.

Facebook calls the section: “Everything you need to know, all in one place.” The Facebook Terms and Policies Hub, as it’s called, is clear and easy to navigate, with headlined links and sub-headlines. However, all of these links actually lead to a lot of information.Clicking on the three big links — Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Data Use Policy and Community Standards — leads you to details about privacy, account security and how your information is shared. It also links to information about Facebook’s position on just about everything controversial on the Internet, and by extension, on Facebook. Violence, bullying, hate speech, nudity and intellectual property are just a few of the [URL="http://www.facebook.com/communitystandards"]issues[/URL] on which Facebook has a firm stance.

See the new Facebook policy page at: [URL="http://www.facebook.com/policies"]Facebook.com/policies[/URL] and for more details on this Terms and Policies Hub, see the [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/05/11/facebook-terms-and-policies/"]Mashable[/URL] write up about it.

This new, simplified policy format is evidently needed as a news story was released this week on [URL="http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2172812/Facebook-Privacy-Controls-Ignored-by-13-Million-Users-Report?wt.mc_ev=click&WT.tsrc=Email&utm_term=&utm_content=Facebook%20Privacy%20Controls%20Ignored%20by%2013%20Million%20Users%20%5BReport%5D&utm_campaign=05%2F11%2F12%20-%20SEW%20Weekly&utm_source=Search%20Engine%20Watch%20Weekly&utm_medium=Email"]Search Engine Watch[/URL] showing that over 13 million Facebook users don't use the privacy controls at all, they, in fact, ignore them entirely.

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