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Even though you should assume that all information you share on Facebook could be made public, there are some precautions you can take to keep the information you want to stay just between friends from being shared publicly.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings
Facebook Privacy & Applications Settings Accessing Privacy Settings To access the privacy and applications settings for your Facebook account navigate to the Privacy Settings tab under the Account menu of your Facebook profile.
From this page you can modify your privacy and application settings.
To change the personal information applications are able to access click on the Applications and Websites link on the bottom left side of your screen.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Applications, Games & Websites From this page you have a number of privacy options. Take the time to navigate through the different setting options and make changes accordingly. From this page you can also preview what your Facebook profile looks like when people search for you online. To manage what profile information applications your friends use can access select the edit settings tab to the right of the Info accessible through your friends field.
From this screen you can control what personal account information applications your friends use are able to access about you. For example if you have friends who use Farmville, the Farmville application can access your personal information. You can control the information applications your friends use can access from this privacy option. Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Friends Applications
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Public Search Back at the Applications, Games and Websites page you also have the option to preview what your Facebook profile looks like when people search for you online. Public search controls whether people who enter your name in a search engine will see a preview of your Facebook account. By disabling this feature your Facebook profile will not be included in search engines. Please note this feature is enabled by default.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Block Users & Applications Another option you have is a Block List. To access the Block List navigate to the Privacy page and select Block List .
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Blocking Applications From the Block Lists page you have several options to choose from. You can block other Facebook users, application and event invites from your profile and view applications that you have blocked. To block a specific application navigate to the applications Facebook page and click the Block Application link on the left. Blocking an application means an application cannot access your profile information.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Customize Settings To customize your privacy settings select Customize settings from the Privacy Settings page.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Facebook Places From here you have the option to customize privacy settings for your Facebook account. Familiarize yourself with the different settings available and revisit this page from time to time as privacy options do change. For instance, have you checked your settings since Facebook Places was added? Select Places I check in to for privacy settings for Places.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Facebook Places A setting most users miss, the “check-in” feature on Facebook, is something that your Friends can do for you. To disable this feature click Edit Settings by Friends can check me into Places and change the status from Enabled to Disabled. This will disable your friends ability to “check-in” locations for you using the Facebook Places application.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Tagged Photos & Videos More available privacy settings. Photos and videos I’m tagged in- from this tab you can control who can see photos and videos that you may be tagged in. This is a great way to limit access to images that friends may “tag” you in.
More available privacy settings. Edit album privacy- from this tab you can customize all of the available privacy settings for photos and videos that you have uploaded to your profile. Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Photos & Videos
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Photos & Videos To better customize your photo privacy settings create albums for the different photos you upload. Albums give you greater options for privacy settings and allow you to customize different settings for different albums. You have the option to create groups or select specific people to better control privacy settings. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the different settings options available, as there are many.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Photo Tagging A new feature available on Facebook employs the use of facial recognition technology to recommend that other users tag pictures of you that haven’t been tagged yet. The new feature is intended to make photo tagging easier, but it also helps to easily identify a photo of a user based on available tagged photos. To disable this feature, from your account privacy settings select Customize Settings.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Photo Tagging From the Privacy Settings page select Edit Settings from the Suggest photos of me to friends option.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings Privacy Settings- Photo Tagging From the Photos: Suggest Tags settings page select the Disabled option for the suggest photos of me to friends setting. By disabling this feature Facebook will not suggest your name as a tag option when other users upload photos that may include you.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings HTTPS- Secure Browsing A relatively new feature to Facebook is the option to enable secure browsing. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, HTTPS, is a way to provide encrypted communication for sensitive transactions over an insecure network. To enable this feature on Facebook, from your profile go to the drop down menu under Account and select Account Settings. OPSEC Warning: HTTPS does not mean post, email or chat critical and sensitive information. HTTPS is a good way to protect your logon information (i.e. user names and passwords) but the same rules apply: assume anything you post, chat or email will be made public.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings HTTPS- Secure Browsing From the My Account settings page select Change from the Account Security setting.
Facebook Privacy & Application Settings HTTPS- Secure Browsing To enable HTTPS check the box Browse Facebook on a secure connection (HTTPS). Please note the whenever possible statement. Some applications will not work if HTTPS is enabled. To work around this, some applications will go into your settings and disable the HTTPS function without requesting permission to do so. This is something that you consent to when you access the application and give it permission to access your profile. An easy way to make sure you are utilizing HTTPS- check the URL in your browser. If it says: https://www..... you are browsing with a secure HTTPS connection.
This presentation is just a quick overview of some of the privacy options available on Facebook. We encourage users to familiarize themselves with the different privacy and account settings options that are available, and check them often as site upgrades and changes are a regular occurrence.
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