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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Facebook Beacon - protect your privacy!

Facebook Beacon is a way for your friends to find out what you've purchased through Facebook. It sounds like a good idea, right? Unfortunately, it also raises privacy issues, which is why now is a good time to turn it off. Here's how to block Facebook Beacon:
  1. Click on "privacy" in the top-right corner of any Facebook page.
    Turn off Facebook Beacon step 1
  2. Click on "External Websites" (below "Applications").
    Turn off Facebook Beacon step 2
  3. Check the box that says "Don't allow any websites to send stories to my profile."
    Turn off Facebook Beacon steps 3 and 4
  4. Click on "Save"!
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4 comments:

Kell Ch@n said...

Tks for the step by step guide.

annie said...

Hey very good information that is. I think everyone should go through your blog. you seems to knowing facebook in & out, is it? Well even i would like to share a small piece of information. I saw this blog which says you can access facebook on mobile through sms without internet. check this :
http://buzzuka.blogspot.com/2007/12/modazzle-next-generation-mobile.html

Yuhui said...

Kelly - you're welcome!

Annie - haha, no lah, I just post what I know. And thanks for the link! No, I hadn't heard of that before. See? I don't know everything about Facebook!

hanum said...

facebook has more complete guide for new privacy features. That's good.

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