facebookSan Francisco: Facebook has moved to bolster the trust of its more than one billion users by providing new controls on how much information is shared on the world’s leading social network.
In a major shift away from the notion long preached by Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg of having a single known identity online, people will be able to use applications anonymously at Facebook.
The social network also provided a streamlined way for people to control which data applications can access and began letting people rein in what friends can do with shared posts at Facebook.
Zuckerberg announced the changes, along with moves to make Facebook a more stable platform for applications, at the social network’s sold-out f8 developers conference.
In a statement Facebook explained its new “Anonymous Login” as an easy way for people to try an app without sharing personal information from Facebook.