Archive for September 2010
Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users - first gently, then firmly - to review and update their privacy settings.
You may have procrastinated by hitting "skip for now," but Facebook eventually took away that button and forced you to update your settings before continuing to use the site.
After finally accepting Facebook's recommendations or tweaking the privacy settings yourself, though, you might have made more information about you public than what you had intended.
At the same time, Facebook has given users many granular controls over their privacy, more than what's available on other major social networks.
So if you want to stay out of people's view, but still want to be on Facebook, here are some things to look out for as you take another look at your settings.
Just follow these 10 steps...
1. Some of your information is viewable by everyone.
Everyone can see your name, your profile photo and the names of work and school networks you're part of. Ditto for pages you are a fan of. If you are worried about a potential employer finding out about a quirky fetish or unorthodox political leaning, avoid becoming a Facebook fan of such groups. You can't tell Facebook you don't want those publicly listed. Your gender and current city are also available, if you choose to specify them. You can uncheck "Show my sex in my profile" when you edit your profile if you don't want it listed, and you can leave "Current City" blank.
2. Your list of friends may also be public.
Facebook also considers your friends list publicly available information. Privacy advocates worry that much can be gleaned from a person's list of friends — even sexual orientation, according to one MIT study. But there is a way to hide the list. Go to your profile page and click on the little blue pencil icon on the top right of your box of friends. Uncheck "Show Friend List to everyone." Either way, those you are already friends with can always see your full list.
You might remember the world famous movie scene from Mission Impossible in which after the message has been heard once the message destroys itself. Now it is possible for everybody to have such facility. You can send an E-mail which destroys itself after it has been read once.
Every time that you send an email, copies are stored permanently on multiple email servers as well as the recipient’s inbox and anyone they decide to send it to. Your emails can be stored and scanned in more places than you can imagine. Do you want people storing your email messages forever?
Do you want something that you type today to be used against you tomorrow, next week, next month or even in the next decade?
Until now, everyone else has had control of the email that you have sent. BigString gives you back control of your email, acting like an automatic shredder for your email. You can self-destruct or change an email that’s already been sent or read. Don’t leave your messages sitting in peoples’ inboxes forever. Get a free BigString email account to protect your privacy.
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Have you tried searching your name on search engines like Google or Yahoo? You might be surprised when you see results that shows your Facebook profile, this is assuming that you already have an account though. If this is an issue where is related to pricay then please consider reading this article. It will guide you on how to make your Facebook profile private and unsearchable on search engines.
In order to hide your profile from search engines, do the steps below.
1. Login to Facebook so you can make necessary changes to your settings.
2. Navigate/Go to Privacy Settings under Settings menu on upper right corner of Facebook.