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6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained

Facebook's privacy makeover continues with changes designed to make your account easier to manage. And have you met the privacy dinosaur?
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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/13/2014 | 10:53:20 AM
Re: This is nice, but...
Your activity will appear in friends' news feeds depending on your privacy settings. You can limit this by limiting the audience with whom you share posts and pictures, for example. 
Kristin Burnham
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6/13/2014 | 10:51:21 AM
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Yikes, that sounds like a nightmare. If people are contacting you via Chat, you can turn it off to prevent people from messaging you (these messages will be sent to your inbox, though). You can change your inbox filtering and privacy settings so only friends can look you up via email or phone number -- this could help with the spam messages.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/1/2014 | 3:35:54 AM
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I just keep almost all of my FB profile public.  It's easier that way.  Then I'm forced to think extra hard about what I post, what I like, and what I share.
AmmarNaeem
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5/30/2014 | 1:52:06 AM
Re : 6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
Irrespective of all the fun and connectivity opportunities provided by Facebook, the privacy promoted by the social network is nothing but a joke. Nevertheless, those who think of themselves as pros in protecting their private information often make ridiculous mistakes; significant of them all is trusting privacy feature in the first place. So, here are top 5 ridiculous decisions we have lined up that you might have taken to trust Facebook with your privacy. Source: 5 Ridiculous Decisions to Trust Facebook with your Privacy 
anon5734271477
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anon5734271477,
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5/28/2014 | 9:44:34 AM
This is nice, but...
If you change your privacy settings and get them all nice and tidy and things still show up on the News Feeds of your friends, all of this means *nothing*.
SachinEE
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5/26/2014 | 12:43:06 PM
Re : 6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
It's a late move for Zuckerberg but it's not too late to introduce such features to make it easier for facebook users to navigate while on facebook and also assures them of a new sense of privacy. As a method to recover the users they have lost to other social networks, it is a strategy that can get good results in terms of gaining new users and also getting his lost following back. Good idea.
SachinEE
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5/26/2014 | 12:35:00 PM
Re : 6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
It is a good thing Facebook is trying to boost its privacy options. It is bothersome when a stranger posts nonsense on your wall. Sometimes I get messages from cons (not my facebook friends) who direct me to their emails claiming they want to be my friends, that's very annoying, facebook please do something about that. Is there a way to stop people from creating multiple accounts? My x-girlfriend has done that severally to stalk me, it is very uncomfortable.
Joe Stanganelli
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5/25/2014 | 10:30:24 AM
Perhaps a more succinct explanation
If it's private, don't put it on Facebook.  ;)
moarsauce123
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5/24/2014 | 5:15:01 PM
Technology Arrogance
Our society is experiencing technology arrogance and software arrogance at an alarming rate all in the name of "marketing" and the love of money. People need to speak up. Twenty-somethings from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft ETC. all failing to adhere to known and established human factors; de-facto standards in the industry and rites of passage. Therefore wreak havoc for millions of people and have to be told what to do because they were not listening in the first place. Do you like the user interface? SORRY it changed again (for no reason) THIS month (again).

 
astrokermit
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5/24/2014 | 1:31:36 PM
A Little Too Late
Wow if only they done this 7 years ago. It's awesome that they are doing this AFTER the fact that governments had to intervene and membership levels were dropping. How can people trust Mark Zuckerberg when his core value system does not respect the privacy of others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facemash#Facemash

According to The Harvard Crimson, Facemash "used photos compiled from the online facebooks of nine Houses, placing two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the 'hotter' person". To accomplish this, Mark Zuckerberg hacked the "facebooks" Harvard maintained to help students identify each other and used the images to populate his Facemash website.
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