IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: How to Control Your Facebook Privacy Settings
In the past few weeks, Facebook has added a new feature that allows your privacy to be compromised. For many frustrated users, Facebook has automatically opted people into this function. Even when you change this option and opt out, Facebook may still publish some of your information through your friends, so it's important to take active control of your privacy, as well as your children's privacy, on Facebook now. Here, Jack Margo, the senior vice president of Internet Operations at Ziff Davis Enterprise, takes a step-by-step look at how best to restore your Facebook privacy. Additional information on why you need to change your Facebook privacy settings can be found here, here and here.
Turning Off the New Feature
First, log into Facebook. In the menu on the right hand side, click on Account. From that drop-down menu that appears, select "Privacy Settings." You will then land on a page with a few choices. From there, click on "Applications and Websites" to adjust the settings.