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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  • When you visit the Location or Check In area of the Facebook application, it should display this notice -- warning you that Location Services are disabled.

    This shows that Facebook Location has been successfully disabled.

  • Where you should be: Profile > Calendar tab.

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    While Facebook Events are a great way of bringing your friends or colleagues together to celebrate something, Facebook unfortunately automatically makes these public for anyone with a Facebook account to see... and invite themselves.

    1. Click Create an event to set up a new event.

  • Fill in all the information as you would expect on any other Facebook page -- but take note of a couple of things.

    1. In the Where box, refrain from putting a private address, such as your home. You can easily send a message to all attendees privately if they do not know your address -- which is a much safer option than putting it as part of the event itself.

    2. Make sure that the top box is unchecked where it says Anyone can view and RSVP (public event).

    Once you are done, you can create the event by hitting the blue Create event button.

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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