Four U.S. senators want Facebook to make it easier for its more than 400 million users to protect their privacy as the web site develops new outlets to share personal information, reports the Associated Press. The call for simpler privacy controls came in a letter that the senators plan to send April 27 to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The AP obtained a draft of the letter signed by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo; Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska; and Sen. Al Franken, D.-Minn. Facebook's expansion "raises new concerns for users who want to maintain control over their information,"...

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