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Protecting your Privacy on Facebook

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, 04-23-2010 at 08:35 AM (6400 Views)
At Facebook's conference, they have announced some really scary new features that create legitimate privacy concerns for any Facebook user. Unless you opt out, your Facebook information can be shared with their partner sites. Furthermore, they have changed one of their policies so that Facebook Applications can no longer have to delete your personal information after 24 hours.

The result is that every little quiz you ever took, every app you added and forgot about, can forever more access your private information. You don't know who these quiz developers are - they could be anyone or from anywhere. Don't take the chance.

For more information and to learn how to opt out, follow the directions in BOTH of these articles:

Lifehacker: Delete Facebook Apps that Now Have Greater Access to Your Data

Librarian By Day: Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook’s New Instant Personalization – Yes You Have to Opt Out
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  1. Canuck's Avatar
    Excellent Oscar, I did this yesterday, but was telling my son about it to-day so we went through the steps. I was surprised to see that the default has been changed, so that it's not automatically signing you in to this Personalization thing.
  2. qualitycoupons's Avatar
    Thanks for your post.
  3. shwan's Avatar
    Great advices for all Facebook users. clash royale hack
  4. maitrishah's Avatar
    wow good i like this post facebook privacy
  5. staintaker's Avatar
    wow that is good to know. I recently started using Facebook to try and market my Carpet cleaning company. there is so much to learn about what is out there the rewards and also the risk to social media.
  6. jack102's Avatar
    Thank you for informing me. I don't use Facebook myself but my two daughters do and I'm making them take your advice!

    Regards,

    Jack

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    Updated 02-06-2019 at 03:05 PM by jack102
  7. JohnDobbs's Avatar
    Thank you for the advice - social media is a minefield, I am trying to make the best use of it for my commercial roofing company.

    Roofing companies these days are not very tech savy!
    Updated 06-19-2018 at 03:57 AM by JohnDobbs
  8. CliffB's Avatar
    We certainly are learning a lot as a culture from social media and all the new security, privacy and political problems that can arise from it. Will be interesting to see what the next 10 years brings us in ways of technology and social media. I think we all realize how vigilant we need to be now.

    Cliff
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  9. AlexAnderson's Avatar
    Facebook eat your privacy we know that now in 2018! Free ps plus codes no survey
  10. JPacheco's Avatar
    I have stopped using Facebook for personal reasons because of all the information they collect and share with other companies. It's scary! Thanks for posting this info!

    Joe P
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  11. handymantooele's Avatar
    this is great advice thank you -Handyman
  12. TedJ's Avatar
    Funny and ironic how prevalent this is today with all the security breaches that Facebook is facing. True privacy is hard to come by in these digital days we live in.

    Ted - Helena MT Towing Service
  13. jack102's Avatar
    Thank you ever so much for this advice! This is much need for my tree removal and removals Middlesbrough company.

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    Updated 08-20-2018 at 03:08 PM by jack102
  14. WandaM's Avatar
    The current privacy breach is important to take serious but it's hilarious to me how ignorant members of Congress were speaking to Mark about FB and computers..... Even better, Mark made FB billions during his testimony as stocks rose.

    Wanda - Carpet Cleaner Butte MT
  15. sakitto's Avatar
    Facebook did not protect any privacy right now, it's reall been hard years after years, the truth i changed from facebook to twitter bettre.
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  16. jack102's Avatar
    Can't believe how many privacy issues there are with all of the social media platforms - thank you for sharing

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