When Facebook “upgraded” or “simplified” its privacy settings they removed the ability to turn off your recent activity feed (this was one update ago. I think). Now everything you do posts to your wall and the news feed. You can not opt out. If you don’t like it Facebook says you’re welcome to use the “Remove” button. Great except there is no “remove” button on any mobile … Continue reading Dear Facebook, I Would Like My Illusion* of Privacy Back, K, Thanks
Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb has put together 5 easy steps to help you stay safe on Facebook. Make Friend Lists Who Can See What on Your Profile Who Can See Your Address and Phone Number Change Who Can Find You on Facebook via Search Stop Sharing Personal Info with Unknown Applications Number 5 refers to an earlier post What Facebook Quizzes Know about You, I … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook from ReadWriteWeb
Update 10/20/2009 This update is inaccurate, the orignal warning still stands. Great news libraries & librarians! Your Facebook page is no longer tied to the account of the person who created it! When you visit facebook.com you now see an option for “create a page for a celebrity, band or business”. You’ll be required to enter your full name to …” certify that you are an … Continue reading Libraries and Facebook pages – Update!
Mashable has put together a Complete Guide, their words not mine, to Facebook Privacy settings. It covers Profiles – did you know soon you’ll be able to have fans? Yeah they can friend you but you don’t friend them back. Status Updates Realtime Search – searches last 30 days of news feed activity – photos, notes, images, videos, links, and status updates, plus the old … Continue reading Facebook’s New Privacy Features: A Complete Guide from Mashable
They are complicated and change often, even if you think you know them this is a good time to review them. Think it doesn’t matter? That you don’t care if the whole world sees what you’ve posted? What if Facebook was using your photo in ads? They might be. I came across this blog post today about Facebook could be using your photos in their … Continue reading Do you understand Facebook’s privacy settings?