Facebook Security Update

#1
Facebook has changed the ability to set certain privacy settings, and removed some completely, as of today.


The relevant section is this one:

Certain categories of information such as your name, profile photo, list of friends and pages you are a fan of, gender, geographic region, and networks you belong to are considered publicly available to everyone, including Facebook-enhanced applications, and therefore do not have privacy settings. You can, however, limit the ability of others to find this information through search using your search privacy settings.
Beware the security box that pops up when logging on offering to update your settings to the new policy.


This probably matters not a jot to most people, but it does remove editorial power over what people can see.

Regional Groups have also been dumped.
 

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#2
Gremlin said:
Beware the security box that pops up when logging on offering to update your settings to the new policy.
Especially as FB's new 'recommended' defaults are everything viewable by everyone.

Worth taking five minutes of your time to have a quick recap of who can see what on your privacy settings.
 
#3
Sixty said:
Gremlin said:
Beware the security box that pops up when logging on offering to update your settings to the new policy.
Especially as FB's new 'recommended' defaults are everything viewable by everyone.

Worth taking five minutes of your time to have a quick recap of who can see what on your privacy settings.
Agreed, I thought that I had sewn it up, but got pm'd by a mate to say that I was flashing my bits so to speak! :oops:
 
#5
jarrod248 said:
I'm afraid I saw Gremlin naked and I don't think those pictures will ever be erased from my mind. Who was that big girl?
She's female. What does it matter to you (and she is not an Arrser anyway; well not in that sense at least!)? :p
 
#7
Sixty said:
Especially as FB's new 'recommended' defaults are everything viewable by everyone.

Worth taking five minutes of your time to have a quick recap of who can see what on your privacy settings.
If you want to hide your friends list: Click on the Profile Tab (adjacent to the Home tab top of page) – if you look to the left scroll down to the Friends box and click the pencil icon, uncheck the "Show my friends on my profile" box. This hides your friend list from a public search....

There are some, who for good reason don't want their "Friends" lists viewable by the whole world.....
 
#10

Thanks for the warning Gremlin and for the link saintstone.
Another story in the Metro that made me smile and not a pretty women.

Woman charged over slapping boyfriend with steak

The idea of a slap-up meal was taken a little too far by one woman accused of attacking her terminally ill boyfriend with a raw steak.

Elsie Egan faces domestic abuse charges after the meaty onslaught – which followed a row over which kind of bread they should eat.

Disabled boyfriend Peter Schabhuttl, 49, said he was hit ‘on top of his head with an uncooked steak, approximately 10-16oz’ for wanting a bread roll instead of sliced bread.

Egan, 53, of Dunnellon, Florida, denied wielding the steak but said she slapped him several times ‘so he can learn’.

Police noted redness on Mr Schabhuttl’s cheek and crown.
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/805640-woman-charged-over-slapping-boyfriend-with-steak
 
#14
With no hint of tinfoil hatism, I'm somewhat wary of a vast international database containing intimate details of 350 million people - particularly when they openly state their intentions to a) discourage privacy and b) profit from it.
 
#16
DeltaDog said:
With no hint of tinfoil hatism, I'm somewhat wary of a vast international database containing intimate details of 350 million people - particularly when they openly state their intentions to a) discourage privacy and b) profit from it.
I'm amazed that anyone would register with their real name or D.o.B etc.
 

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