Facebook is in the process of a much needed overhaul of their privacy structure, one that is bound by a rather complex yet ineffective model. They will be allowing users to control permissions for browsing personal photos and entries. The system will be based off of three tiers- friends, friends of friends and everyone.
Currently, users are bound by groups defined by college boundaries, which is a model that has become obsolete. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Tuesday evening:
“almost 50 percent of all Facebook users are members of regional networks, so this is an important issue for us. If we can build a better system, then more than 100 million people will have even more control of their information.”
Facebook is suggesting that once the overhaul takes place, users should educate themselves on the new settings and make changes accordingly. We will alert you of the changes when they take place.