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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  • Where you should be: Account > Privacy settings > Apps, games and websites page.

    - - -

    You should have already reviewed your applications, if you have followed from guide 1 through to this guide. There is one more setting you have the option for, to disable the application platform altogether -- removing all of your applications and settings from your account.

    Remember: only use this if you want to disable all applications from your account.

    1. Select the Turn off all platform apps link under the Apps you use section.

  • From here, you can disable certain applications and remove them, or you can turn off the platform altogether -- removing all of your applications from your page.

    2. To remove individual applications, select the tick box next to the appropriate application.

    3. From here, you can select all applications by clicking the Select all check-box.

    4. Following the previous step, to remove all applications, select the Turn off platform button.

  • Applications not only take some of your data to make them function, but your friends' applications will also take some of your data, too. To prevent this, follow these steps.

    1. Select the Edit settings button under the How people bring your info to apps they use heading.

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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