Facebook's IPO brings the world's most popular social network into Wall Street's big league. After a wild ride, Facebook's future depends on profiting from an increasingly mobile user base.
Facebook's convoluted privacy policies have long been slammed by critics, many of whom gripe that the social network is too eager to provide advertisers with its users' personal information--without making it clear what it's up to. Part of the problem over the years has been Facebook's perplexing privacy controls and documentation, which few users can decipher. The company has simplified privacy statements and settings in recent years, most recently just days before its IPO
. The changes make it easier to configure who can view the information you post on Facebook.
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