Facebook is considering simplifying its privacy settings, following a backlash from users.

The social network told the BBC that a number of users had complained Facebook had "made things too complex." "We're working on responding to these concerns. Watch this space," a Facebook statement said.

Facebook has come in from criticism from both government organizations and users for the changes that were made towards the end of last year. The changes meant social networkers didn't need to be accepted as a "friend" to see personal information such as photos, videos and even wall posts. The only way to ensure content on your profile was not shared with other members was to opt-out.

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