Tips to Stay Private with Facebook’s Graph Search

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While Facebook’s new graph search — which was rolled out to all users this week — offers users an easy way to find information, it also involves some changes to privacy settings that you should be aware of. In announcing the new tool a few months ago, Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that users are still in control of their privacy settings. What he didn’t say is that it’s getting more and more complicated to know what you’re sharing with whom, especially when settings are changed so often.

When I checked my own settings, the first thing I noticed was that the default setting for “share future posts” was for “public.” To make it easier for you to take control of your content, take a look at Business Insider’s simple step-by-step guide to protect your Facebook page from unwanted searches.

Noting that some have called Facebook Graph Search a “privacy nightmare,” Slate offers this warning: “If You’ve Ever Posted Anything Embarrassing on Facebook, Now is the Time to Hide It.”

What do you think? Do you like the new search tool? Are you concerned about how it affects your privacy, or is that just part of being a Facebooker?

 

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