Facebook simplifying privacy controls

May 26, 2010 2:33:05 PM PDT
The new settings are being implemented today.

This follows sharp criticism over concerns that too much user information is being exposed to third party web sites.

Also, a technical problem earlier this month allowed friends of users to view private chats on their accounts.

Facebook's privacy issues got the attention of members of Congress.

Lawmakers have been invited to attend a briefing with Facebook officials in Washington tomorrow about the site's new privacy controls.