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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  • Where you should be: Profile > View as button.

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    Facebook allows you to test your privacy settings by letting you view your profile as though you were someone else on your friends list. Let's try this out:

    1. Type in the name of your friend for who you want to view your profile as.

     

  • Your profile page will load up as though you are the person whose name you typed in. You can see in this example, my friend and colleague Jason Perlow has full access to my profile page, and can see everything.

  • Let's try this on someone else, who has a limited view of my profile. They are in a limited profile list of friends, and cannot see my Wall or any of my important information -- such as email addresses or phone numbers.

    2. Type in the name of the friend who is on the limited profile list, or is specifically blocked from seeing certain content.

    3. You will see in this example that only one comment has displayed -- because the comment is posted on a friend's profile which is set to Public -- allowing anyone with a Facebook account to see their profile.

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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