Friday, December 18, 2009

Want privacy on Facebook?

SHOOT: Some very useful tips here.
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Facebook privacy settings are shown in San Francisco, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.

NEW YORK – Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users — first gently, then firmly — to review and update their privacy settings.

After finally accepting Facebook's recommendations or tweaking the privacy settings yourself, though, you might have made more information about you public than what you had intended.

1. Some of your information is viewable by everyone.

Everyone can see your name, your profile photo and the names of work and school networks you're part of. Ditto for pages you are a fan of. If you are worried about a potential employer finding out about a quirky fetish or unorthodox political leaning, avoid becoming a Facebook fan of such groups.

2. Your list of friends may also be public.

Facebook also considers your friends list publicly available information.

3. You can hide yourself from Web searches.

The stuff you've limited access to in your profile will not show up.

7. Customize your status posts.

8. Let your friends know you have boundaries — in person.

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