The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings (Sept. 2011)

The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings (Sept. 2011)

Summary: (Sept. 2011) This gallery guide is designed to help you secure your Facebook privacy settings.

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  • This guide has changed significantly since the last Lockdown Guide, as Facebook have introduced a wealth of new features and updates. While most of your privacy settings have not changed, allowing the very vast majority of Facebook users to breathe a sigh of relief, there are a number of new features that you need to be aware of.

    So, let's get started.

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    This is gallery 4 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.

     

  • To begin, go to the top-right of the page and select Account from the blue bar, then click Privacy settings from the drop-down menu.

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    You will immediately, no doubt, notice a massive change. But do not get thrown! It's actually a lot simpler than it was before. 

    1. If it is not already selected, push the Custom button, and scroll down the page if other settings are not yet visible.

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  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings

    Just stay off Facebook.
    james347
  • Stay off

    Yup, it is much easier to just stay off of Facebook.
    I am on it, but, have no idea why. I have not seen any benefit from its use. Might use it if I was a teen.
    BigJohnLg
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings

    yep,but at least we learn something today..xD
    topone67@...
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings

    interesting...
    Singh Sami
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings

    So now the detailed control you used to have of your profile is gone. Now everybody can see my birthday and physical contact info, both of which are available on a need basis, it used to be controlled by a custom friend list and custom privacy setting.

    Wasn't this "all" or "only things we think are important" the kind of security model in Windows before XPsp2?
    Dave Keays
  • ALL WALLS are now EXPOSED!

    Even if you set your "privacy" settings to not allow anyone to post on your wall.....you can still "see" the wall!!!!
    Is there anyway to "hide" it like before?
    I ask, because i think FB is purposely wanting users to "slip up" - for example - if you comment on a company's wall or 'like' something -- it shows up on your wall for ALL to see.....even though you have set it for 'only you'.
    They have taken away many of the privacy restrictions so now EVERYONE can see your wall -- and you have to go back and wipe everything clean (like "changing your profile) - because it shows up PUBLICLY!!!!
    I've set everything I can to private/only me and still - EVERYONE can "see" my wall -- not everything posted on it - but stuff still shows up for EVERYONE to see.
    HELP!!!!!
    jacie2000
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your privacy settings

    Slide 4. Option (1) "Custom" does not appear even though I have friends lists. "Custom" DOES appear in option (4).
    Night_Watch53