Facebook updates its privacy controls

Great news for us Facebookers the social networking giant is now expanding the tools to its mobile platform where Facebook mobile users can now access a detailed overview of the data they’ve shared across various apps and websites as well as tweak their settings on the go. Giving Facebook users the same privacy control as found on the Facebook.com website. Controls include limiting access to basic profile data, photos and videos and friends’ information. Facebook ads it will roll out the new privacy features over the next few weeks.

More than 200 million consumers worldwide are now actively using Facebook’s mobile products across all platforms, up from just 65 million a year ago. According to Nielsen Company data published in mid September 2010, Facebook is the most popular application across most operating systems: 50% of iOS users have accessed the app within the last 30 days, compared with the 45% of BlackBerry users and 32% of Window Phone users. Facebook is the second most popular app among Android users (45%), only Google Maps rank higher, and just barely at 46%.

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