It’s now time to change your privacy settings in Facebook!September 14, 2007 at 1:11 pm | Posted in Web 2.0 | 2 Comments
Tags: Facebook, privacy, public, search engines, search listing
Everyone! If you enter Facebook now you’ll find an announcement that your Facebook profile is soon going to be searchable for search engines like Google, etc. – and that means: visible and searchable to the whole world!
To avoid that this happens (and once the information is out there, it is for sure going to end up in some cache or greedy mirror server from which you can NEVER delete it), do the following:
_log into Facebook
_click ‘privacy’ (second option from the right in the top right corner)
_choose ‘search’ (the second paragraph in the bluish list)
_edit your privacy setting by UNCHECKING the boxes below the question in blue font: “Who can find my public search listing outside of Facebook?”
You might also want to change the rest of the privacy settings to meet your privacy needs.