Facebook Users Can No Longer Hide.
Updated on February 8th, 2013
From now until the end of the year Facebook will be rolling out a number of changes to its privacy controls.
With the changes, users will no longer have the option to hide from Facebook searches.
Changes to your Activity Log will however mean you are able to more easily see where your personal data is travelling across Facebook.
Has anyone posted less than flattering photos of you? It will now be easier for you to request that they be taken down by the uploader ,as well as, decide which of your subscribers and friends get to see your personal info, photos and status updates in the first place.
Apps will now have to ask separately for permission to access your personal information and to post status updates. Previously both actions have been lumped into one request.
The major change however remains the changes to Facebook search. You will no longer be able to prevent other users from searching for you by hiding from Facebook search.
This should not be of any great significance to those Facebook users who are already confident in the way they have their page privacy set up,but for the majority of mainstream users and internet
privacy advocates,the constant changes to privacy controls and policy are likely to create uncertainty as to whether their privacy is being compromised.
To know when you have the new privacy features ,look at the top right hand corner of your facebook page. When a Privacy shortcut appears, you have recieved the new features.
Do you know how secure your privacy settings are? If your answer is no or you’re not sure.Follow the link to our blog post, Your Facebook Privacy Explained for a step by step walk through your privacy settings.
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