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Author Topic: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety  (Read 1336 times)

Curt

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Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:52:33 AM »
Instead of me copy&pasting it all, facebookers may go to https://windowssecre...ok-privacy-controls/ and read the thorough course on how to deal with the new changes in facebook, and how to make safe settings.

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The challenge of understanding Facebook privacy

Review and change privacy via Privacy Shortcuts
   Figure 1. Facebook's Privacy Shortcuts gives you quick access to basic privacy settings.
   Figure 2. Facebook's options for choosing who sees your future posts
   Figure 3. The Custom Privacy tool gives finer control over who sees your future posts.

Managing your timeline posts, likes, tags, etc.
   Figure 4. As you work with Facebook's privacy settings, popup dialog boxes can walk you through the log-review process.
   Figure 5. If you don't like being tagged in a photo, you can ask that the tag or photo be removed.

Viewing how your timeline looks to others

Controlling who can send you messages
   Figure 6. Facebook's friend-request control

Locking down access to your previous posts
   Figure 7. The Who can look me up? control also lets you control search-engine access to your Facebook timeline.
   Figure 8. Facebook's Timeline and Tagging Settings
   Figure 9. The blocking controls include the ability to restrict applications from using your personal information.

https://windowssecre...ok-privacy-controls/


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Re: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 05:05:47 AM »
Can't help feeling that it becoming a good idea to simply dump Facebook if you want security - every time I sort out the security settings on you account Facebook publish an update and change the security settings and restore them to insecure defaults.

I recently discovered that FB had made almost all my timeline public when I always set security to friends only.

Its REALLY annoying!

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Re: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 06:24:13 AM »
40hz sez: Friends don't 'friend' friends on Facebook. 8)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 03:28:59 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 07:26:48 PM »
  I've never used FaceCrook.  All they do is spy on everything you do and say and sell the information to marketers and the government.

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Re: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 05:38:13 AM »
And with FaceBook´s new thing called ´graph´ the cat is finally out of the bag. It already is too late, but dump it anyway!

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Re: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 08:25:20 AM »
This on ArsTechnica:

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On Facebook, users can no longer hide from search results
All profiles must contribute to the greater good of socially-fueled search.


In the wake of its “graph search” announcement, Facebook removed the ability for users to opt out of appearing in search results on the site, as noted by Quartz. Because graph search relies on the content of profiles to fuel its results, the move will allow more comprehensive returns on searches but may violate the privacy of users who previously relied on that feature.


Read the rest here.

To reiterate: Friends don't 'friend' friends on Facebook. :P

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Re: Windows Secrets course on facebook safety
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 10:14:37 AM »
To reiterate: Friends don't 'friend' friends on Facebook. :P

Synopsis:  Friends don't Facebook  :-[ :P.