one of my first posts on the qualified yes was on using facebook privacy settings to prevent public humiliation – or maybe just an awkward conversation. big changes have come to facebbok, and I have been remiss on keeping my readers up to date. here’s a post to correct that.
some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications.
facebook has its reasons for encouraging users to share personal information. in fact, it makes sense for many people. however, a new popup is just one of the tactics the company is using to persuade users that cross the line from disingenuous to deceptive.
facebook’s privacy setting changes: my series on what they mean for users. this one is about hiding your friend list.
the privacy setting changes facebook was talking about have come to pass. first in a series of posts on the good, the bad and the ugly.
today mashable reports that the promised “pushed” privacy efforts are underway. that is to say, rather than waiting for users to go set their own privacy levels, the site is basically putting the options in front of users, offering recommendations, etc.
facebook announced today that testing was starting on testing new privacy settings (in addition to the new publish-to-everyone-not-just-your-friends feature). net net – it will be easier to control who sees what from your facebook account.
I have just finished updating two old posts about using friend lists in facebook and how to change the application’s default privacy settings so you stay in control of what other people see about you. the readers digest version: create friend lists. especially if you have a lot of friends and multiple contexts (school, family,