Saturday, May 8, 2010

Facebook Applications and Websites Settings

Facebook has taken a considerable backlash this week in regards to it's latest privacy settings. It goes something like this. Facebook has decided to share your info on partner websites Microsoft, pandora and Yelp. Taking this liberty on themselves they have shipped user information to these sites so when you arrive on any of these websites you are provided with a personal experience.

Yes, this might work for some but not everyone is happy with this arrangement. without checking with people first Facebook has been sharing users info with other websites. For those who are pleased this does not prove a problem but for the rest this seems to have become a huge issue.

Since no website actually has the liberty to share anything about anybody without first getting their approval. Whatever be the case please find below instructions on how to correct this.

How to adjust Facebook Applications and Websites settings.

1. login to Faceok

2. Click on Account

3. Click on Privacy Settings

4. Click on Applications and websites

    (Control what information is available to Facebook-enhanced applications and websites)

5.Click on the edit button beside Instant Personalization Pilot Program
     (Control how select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their              websites)

6. Uncheck the box above the statement that appears below

Allow select partners to instantly personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites.

Please keep in mind that if you opt out, your friends may still share public Facebook information about you to personalize their experience on these partner sites unless you block the application.

Another way to do this is when you arrive at a Facebook partner website there is a notifications on the top right hand corner of the website. Informing you that you have arrived at a Facebook partner website by click on this notification you can opt-out by clicking 'No Thanks' on the blue Facebook notification on the top of a partner site.

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