Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2006 patent application governing certain privacy settings has been approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -- six years after first being submitted.
The patent, number 8,225,376, was first applied for on July 25, 2006. Zuckerberg and Facebook's former chief privacy officer Chris Kelly are credited as inventors for the patent, which is titled "Dynamically generating a privacy summary." The abstract reads:
A system and method for dynamically generating a privacy summary is provided. The present invention provides a system and method for dynamically generating a privacy summary. … Read more