Tools Round Up: No More Facebook Places, More Facebook Privacy

Facebook Places is no more. According to Business Insider, location details will now be a regular part of a user’s status update.

Also, Facebook has introduced a number of privacy changes. Mashable has an overview and The Wall Street Journal has an interview (above) that discusses what it all really means. (Maybe not much.)

CNW (Canada Newswire) has launched a revamped, multimedia-focused website. You can check it out here.

Twitter En Español has more followers (about 6.4 million) than Twitter (about 5.9 million). [via]

Google+ has added a verification system to protect you from fake celebs and schemers. [via CNet]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and his cohorts are launching a social network called Lift, but we don’t know what it does. Back in March, he announced that he was going to be working on social causes for AOL. Maybe there’s a social responsibility element to this new network? [via InformationWeek]