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Friday, April 23, 2010

Facebook Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook changes their privacy policy quite frequently. It can be challenging to remain vigilant.

Are you aware that with the rollout of the latest version of Facebook, in recent months, all settings were automatically set to allow "Everyone" to view your page? If you have not recently checked your privacy settings, you may be surprised to learn how much information you are unwittingly sharing.

There is a new privacy setting on Facebook called "Instant Personalization", that shares data with non-Facebook websites, and it is automatically set to "Allow." To disallow, go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites and uncheck "Allow" (at the very bottom). Share this information with your Facebook friends, your parents, and other family members. Advise your parents to spend time reviewing the privacy settings for younger family members.

For additional information, there are 2 new documents worth reading:
Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and the Privacy Policy

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