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New Facebook Privacy Setting

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by overedge, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. overedge

    overedge where's the remote?

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    From one of my friend's feeds:

    "Facebook Ads" is the last tab on the right at the top of the "Account Settings" page. WHen you go to the "Facebook Ads" page, there are actually two drop down menus: one for third-party ads and one for Facebook ads. Make sure you choose "no one" for both.
     
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  2. KatieC

    KatieC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip. A bit sneaky, it looks like only one drop down menu, you have to scroll past an ad to get to the second one.
     
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  3. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for mentioning the ad, KatieC. I had changed it on the first drop down menu, but totally missed the second one.
     
  4. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    So far everyone I know has had it set to "no one" when they went to change. Has anyone here has it sent to friends?
     
  5. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    No, mine was set to no one as well.
     
  6. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  8. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hopping around

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    Mine was set to friends.
     
  9. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    Mine was defaulted to no one.
     
  10. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I did it.
     
  11. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

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    Mine was set to friends. I've now changed it. Many thanks for the heads up.
     
  12. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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  13. KatieC

    KatieC Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, mine was set to friends only when I looked. It's changed now.
     
  14. 4rkidz

    4rkidz plotting, planning and travelling

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    thanks I changed mine too and made it my face book status.. :)
     
  15. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    Y'know, if you 'like' just about any of the "Facebook" pages, you get notifications when these changes take place...I know I already knew about the Facebook Ads thing -- I just can't remember which of the Facebook pages I 'like' that posted it (Facebook Canada, Facebook Safety, Facebook Security).
     
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    Aaron MB Fan Active Member

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  17. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

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    didn't this already go around once before? I changed my setting months ago because of a similar tip.
     
  18. Maggie222

    Maggie222 New Member

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    Two Discreet Facebook Changes Affect Page Admins
    http://blog.hubze.com

    This change could mean that "Liking" a page could result in an announcement, with thumbnail, etc., being posted on your Wall and being sent to your Facebook friends.

    Not sure if there is any "OPT OUT" on this one.
     
  19. Former Lurve Goddess

    Former Lurve Goddess Active Member

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  20. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    I don't like Facebook. :shuffle:
     
  21. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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    FYI, I've copied this from the SA Police News' status:
    I just changed mine.
     
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  22. agalisgv

    agalisgv Well-Known Member

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  23. nerdycool

    nerdycool Well-Known Member

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    I tried to do this, but since I play FB games, it won't let me. As soon as I try to go into my game, an alert will come up and tell me that it only works in http: mode, so it turns the https: off.
     
  24. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    FB Security page had this posted a couple months ago about the https thing. It really is beneficial to 'like' one of the FB pages, whether it's FB Security, FB Safety, or FB and Privacy.
     
  25. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    You can choose not to use those apps that require you to turn off https. Also, the next time you open FB, it *should* revert back to the https setting.
     
  26. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Random facebook question...

    Is there somewhere in account settings (or elsewhere) where I can turn off notifications of friends accepting other people as friends? Sometimes I have pages and pages of only notes that say "Chatty Cathy is now friends with Joe Blowhard", etc., etc. (That gets really boring after a while...)
     
  27. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    If there is, I haven't found it. And the thing with facebook - if you have a friend who becomes friends with someone else, they assume that you want to be friends with them too.
     
  28. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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    There must be somewhere...because I don't get those anymore. I'm pretty sure you can chose the notifications you want to receive.
     
  29. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    I've turned off a lot of e-mail notifications that get sent to my private e-mail, so that's stopped a lot of uselessness. But if you have ten friends who each make friends with 10 people, you get pages and pages of notes on your facebook page, which makes for very boring facebooking.... :(
     
  30. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    yes - I have turned off all the email notifications because that just jammed up my email. But the posts of facebook friends friending someone run on my feed. And now I notice some information on people I have sent friend requests to, but they have not yet accepted. Like they changed their profile pics. And I check to see if they accepted my friend request, but they have not. I am :confused: over that. And someone who I retracted my friend request too.