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Video Daily: Facebook privacy updates complete

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2009 13:25 User comments (6)

Video Daily: Facebook privacy updates complete Facebook today has completed their privacy settings re-haul, and frankly it is pretty scary what is now available for the whole world to see. In an ironic moment, founder Mark Zuckerberg had his previously hidden personal photos plastered all over the Internet after the changes some of which show the founder "shirtless, romantic and even clutching a teddy bear."
One of the main changes is the addition of Publicly Available Information. Before, you were allowed to hide all info besides your name, but now PAI means that Your name, Gender, Profile photo, Current city, Friends, Networks, and Fan pages are available to all Facebook users, always, as well as search engines unless you specifically cut that part out.

If you are an active Facebook user, it is probably smart to check the Settings->Privacy Settings page and make sure you read through all the options.

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6 user comments

117.12.2009 21:37

I saw this new indexing setting and disabled it soo now u can not see my info once again without me adding you and u can not see the info by searching

217.12.2009 22:52

When they did all this, it seems to have resurected an account I killed years ago...my profile and pictures are gone, but they still have a bunch of personal info on there. I didn't even know about it untill I got an email saying that one of my old friends wanted me to add him (there are several good reasons why I stopped being his friend). I closed the account again...but for how long?

318.12.2009 10:32

I got this notice pop-up in face book on the privacy page.

"Worried about search engines? Your information is safe.
There have been misleading rumors recently about Facebook indexing all your information on Google. This is not true. Facebook created public search listings in 2007 to enable people to search for your name and see a link to your Facebook profile. They will still only see a basic set of information."

418.12.2009 11:01

Originally posted by borhan9:
I saw this new indexing setting and disabled it soo now u can not see my info once again without me adding you and u can not see the info by searching
And yet the information about you is still easily obtainable by anyone with a computer. :p 5 minutes with Google and someone could get to you.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Dec 2009 @ 11:03

518.12.2009 14:37

Quote:
Originally posted by borhan9:
I saw this new indexing setting and disabled it soo now u can not see my info once again without me adding you and u can not see the info by searching
And yet the information about you is still easily obtainable by anyone with a computer. :p 5 minutes with Google and someone could get to you.
There is risk in everything u do and put online.

618.12.2009 17:54

Don't want it to be seen? Don't put it online.

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