Tips to stay safe from the prying eyes of Facebook Search Graph

Facebook has launched its Search Graph. What you now share on your Facebook wall, what you Like, pages you have Liked, Groups you are a part of – all this will now be available as search results.

For instance, if you have like a page called ‘Young girls with large tits’ – and if someone were to search for ‘people who like young girls with large tits’, you would appear as a search result! Gizmodo noticed this and has given several examples about such embarrassing examples.

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Facebook Search Graph Privacy Tips

Can you opt out?

No. Not really – There is no opting out. Facebook wants to encash your life’s private moments too!

What to do!

Open your Facebook profile and check the Pages you have liked. If you find that you think may embarrass you, un-like those pages. Do the same for status messages, photos, videos you may have shared or which appear on your Facebook profile. Delete all unwanted or embarrassing stuff.

It is not enough to just delete them. It just goes off your Timeline. To actually delete them, you will have to open your Activity Log and delete entries from there as well. You will get these link in your Privacy Setting and Tools page.

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Click on Use Activity Log and make the desired changes.
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The Activity Log will list all the things you’ve done every day – it is a list of your posts and activity, from today back to the beginning. You’ll also see stories and photos you’ve been tagged in, as well as the connections you’ve made – like when you liked a Page or added someone as a friend. You’ll see two drop down menus next to each story in your activity log. The first lets you adjust the privacy of your posts, or it shows you the privacy setting if it’s a story created by a friend (like when someone writes on your timeline or tags you in a post). The second drop down menu controls the visibility of the story on your timeline and gives you the option to hide, allow or star the story on your timeline. You also have the option to delete anything you post on Facebook.

See how privacy works in Facebook Search Graph:

http://youtu.be/bSji6Y66aKo

There are a few additional precautions you can take. Open you Privacy Settings and harden your Facebook Privacy and Security. These post on Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings and Facebook Security Tips are sure to interest you too.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

2 Comments

  1. Randy Miller

    This was the last straw for me. I just cleaned my entire history from Facebook and deactivated it. They have encroached entirely to much on my privacy!

  2. Seven11

    … I have several facebook identities with pseudonyms (yes, I know that’s against facebook policy) … with throwaway email addresses … my friends and relatives know who I am … ’nuff said ? ? ?

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