How to make your Facebook account private !!!

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by true north, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. true north

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  2. siljaline

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    Unfortunately there is no such thing as invisibility on any Social Networking site, such as Twitter I read that Wired article a while ago, it is amusing, at best :ouch:

    *See also:
    Canadian Internet Privacy Advocacy Group versus Facebook
     
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    I tried FB for a while and found warnings about using the games for security reasons. Lately I have been seeing more and more info warning about various security threats which is starting to confirm my fears. I accumulated some "friends" and would check in daily to see what's up. Some posts on my "wall" were stupid at best and most "friends" never responded. I was basically building a wall to no where. I eventually realized that this pass time for the most part is a waste of time and canceled my subscription. There are two ways to cancel your subscription. One way leaves your subscription in tact for a while in case you change your mind, and the second way cancels it immediately (so it says). To each his own I guess, but not for me. :p
     
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    so can the stealth downloads/installs happen if your just browsing aorund through your own facebook?
     
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    I won't be logging back into FaceBook in a hurry.

    I do my own test > my name in "......" > https://ssl.scroogle.org/

    Still invisible! ;)
     
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    i logged into my facebook today and a pop up showed groups i had join in order to keep my info, i clicked cancel and facebook automatically deleted my hometown info, what high school i went to, what college... etc etc lol now its all blank

    i have a question about the stealth installs. how do you go about stopping this?
     
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    Dont use facebook or any social networking anymore, use the phone.

    Gordon
     
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    I don't use Facebook but I understand that this can be controlled with the FF extension Noscript - see here for the details.
     
  14. chrisretusn

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    I just logged in and had no such pop-up. I have school (and work related) information entered. I did not have to join any groups and have not joined any groups to date.

    What applications are you using in Facebook?

    What is your security setting for "Instant Personalization Pilot Program"?
     
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    i have no applications in facebook other than the default ones. i also have instant personalzation unchecked. and i think it wasnt a join groups pop up but it was something that was related to my info. i just xed out of it and now my info is blank lol.
     
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    hey chrisretusn, i think i found out what the pop up was. its something called facebook community pages which links your info to them.
     
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    Thanks wutsup, did some reading on them just now. Maybe a friend sent you a request to join it.
     
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