The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits (Sept. 2011)

The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits (Sept. 2011)

Summary: (Sept. 2011) This gallery guide will explain miscellaneous tweaks to protect your privacy.

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  • This guide will help you understand and learn from the miscellaneous bits to Facebook's wide range of features and gadgetry. Facebook isn't just about 'privacy' and 'profile' settings: there are plenty of nuances and fiddly bits to take into account as you use the full breadth of the site's features and options. These options should stand you in good stead for creating a safe, fun environment to keeping up to date with your friends, and organising social events and suchlike.

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    This is gallery 5 of 5. To see more gallery guides, from profile settings to privacy settings, visit the Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide (Sept. 2011) for all the resources you need.

     

  • Where you should be: Account > Account settings > General tab.

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    Facebook has for some time now allowed you to download all of your data, from messages to photos, on to your computer so you can transfer your content to a new social network -- or simply for a personal backup.

    Remember: this feature downloads your entire Facebook account to your computer. Not only is the download quite big, it needs to be stored safely and securely.

    1. Click the Download a copy of your Facebook data link.

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  • Multiple Groups

    My only question here is if you add someone to multiple lists, which one takes precedence? If I put Aunt Mildred in both the Family Group and the limited group, then allow the Family group to see my contact information, but block the limited group, will she still be able to see it?
    swattz101
    • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits

      @swattz101 The more 'negative' will take precedent. If someone is restricted from something, but equally allowed to see something, they will be still restricted. You can always use the 'Preview my profile' option which is in the privacy settings to simulate their perspective.
      zwhittaker
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits

    Thank you. I copied these so I can sit down at my screen and double-check my privacy settings. Excellent advice with clear screen shots to know exactly what to do. Appreciate this post - a mini book!
    Sheilab@...
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits

    Great guide, many thanks :-)
    edmais@...
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits

    Thanks man,really useful and practical,I spent almost 4 hours
    and secured my profile like fort knock :D
    topone67@...
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing the miscellaneous bits

    It seems there are some bugs. Unlike a couple of days ago, I no longer see the "view as" option when editing my profile. Very un-nerving.
    Night_Watch53