(CNN) — Facebook unveiled changes to its terms-of-use document on Friday, tweaking earlier drafts in an apparent effort to ease users’ concerns about privacy and how their information is used.
The proposed changes to the networking giant’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities come after the plan was opened up for user comments last month, and just weeks before Facebook is expected to go public in a stock offering some expect could value the company at $100 billion.
Front and center in the announcement was an effort to explain that the way Facebook collects and shares data is not being changed.
Little has slowed Facebook’s ascent to the top of the social-media world. What began as a dorm-room project for Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard classmates grew into a phenomenon that has amassed more than 800 million active users.
But if Facebook has had an Achilles heel, it’s been concerns about how user data is used.