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Windows 7: The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now...

22 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now...

I don't use it, but if you do you might want to read this...

In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users' privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only - no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.

Those of you who edited your privacy settings prior to December's change have nothing to worry about - that is, assuming you elected to keep your personalized settings when prompted by Facebook's "transition tool." The tool, a dialog box explaining the changes, appeared at the top of Facebook homepages this past month with its own selection of recommended settings. Unfortunately, most Facebook users likely opted for the recommended settings without really understanding what they were agreeing to. If you did so, you may now be surprised to find that you inadvertently gave Facebook the right to publicize your private information including status updates, photos, and shared links.
Want to change things back? Read on to find out how.
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22 Jan 2010   #2

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Thanks for sharing
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Good article. Personally, it doesn't really effect me, as I expect anything I post to be publicized anyway, but most people users probably aren't aware of this. Thanks for sharing.
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23 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Facebook is testing my patience.

95% chance I will be deleting my profile within a week. I am sick of information collection.


EDIT: Also, if they keep spamming me.... I am fed up with "Social Networks" in general. All they are is a pit of time, wasted. People get on there 24/7 and update, after update, after stupid YouTube video I saw like 4 years ago and didn't show anyone because it sucked. I don't care that your stomach hurts because you took a big crap 20 minutes ago, or that you ate dinner because you were hungry, or that your mom is getting breast implants. No one else wants to hear it either.

Double Edit: I have permanently deleted my account. After reading their Privacy Agreement, I was angered, but not surprised. I knew they used sites like that for Data Mining, but to have it so blatently laid out.... Yeah, F*CK that.
(Sorry for that, strong feelings...)
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