You may be sick of hearing about the Facebook Privacy debacle, but your friends and family may still be in the dark. PrivacyDefender is a Facebook application that shows privacy settings in easy-to-read chart form, and provides three predefined settings to use.
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PrivacyDefender uses a bookmarklet and Facebook application to put your privacy settings into a really easy to understand chart, so those that still find it too complicated to go and edit them may have a chance to easily restore their privacy. It also offers three different popular groups of settings for different levels of privacy. You can change your settings right from the chart with just two clicks and be done with it.
The app only works in some browsers, and even then it seems like sometimes it doesn’t quite render the way it’s supposed to (see the screenshot above, which is the best I could get this morning). As long as you run it in Firefox or IE on Windows (it doesn’t seem to work on OS X), though, it will certainly be adequate for those that need a little help understanding the privacy settings. We wouldn’t recommend it for more veteran users, since it doesn’t allow a lot of customisation, but if you know what you’re doing you’ve probably been setting your settings yourself for years now—so we’re not really worried about you. Hit the link to check out the app.