Sunday, December 30, 2012

More Privacy Changes from Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Complains Of Facebook Privacy Breach

In November, Facebook made changes, including several improvements, to its privacy policies. At the same time, those changes allowed everyone who has a Facebook account to become searchable. Whereas users were once able to block certain people from finding them on the social network, that functionality has now been removed.

This has implications for victims of stalkers, violent ex's, or really anyone others are trying to track down. By finding a person in a search, there are ways to then get more information about them through unsecured or unblocked information posted on their Facebook friends' timelines.

The recent changes had some unintended consequences that ultimately resulted in a private photo of no-other-than Mark Zuckerberg going viral.

This is a good example of how you should expect ANYTHING you post online could be seen by the world, even if you think you have privacy settings set correctly.

You can still block certain users from seeing some of your content. However, you will be findable as a Facebook user. Be aware of this, particularly if you have certain people interested in locating you, learning of your connections, your whereabouts or your appearance.

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