Showing posts with label Facebook Privacy Controls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook Privacy Controls. Show all posts

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to control the way you appear on Facebook search results

Every user would like to set their Facebook privacy in a way that is conducive to the reason they are on Facebook. Some users would not want to appear on search engines while other would want to be found on search engines like Google. It all depends on the reason why an individual has joined Facebook. For some it is just to share photos with family and friends which other are here to promote themselves and their small companies. Facebook allows you to control the way you appear on search results both within Facebook and on the web.

To set these privacy controls

1. Login to Facebook

2. Click on the Cog icon and choose Privacy Settings

3. Click on Privacy found on the left

4. You now have the options to set - who can see my stuff, who can see my future posts and limit the audience of past posts.

control the way you appear on Facebook search resultsUnder limit the audience of past posts -- you get to set the privacy options for posts you have been tagged in, shared with friends and shared with friends of friends.

Who can contact me -- set who can contact you on Facebook. So if you don't want people who are not friends of friends to contact you. Set the option here.

You can also set the option to not let search engines link to your Facebook profile. If you want to more about this setting  -- please check our post here.

Video below on how to stop search engines from linking to your Facebook profile

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Facebook | Account Disabled

For a number of reasons Facebook may shut down, disable or make temporarily unavailable an account. It could be because an account is suspect of inappropriate behavior like some sort of harassment, advertising, marketing, dating. All of these in access can get your account disabled. Things like harassment have zero tolerance on Facebook. That is what they say and it is quiet difficult to track but once tracked down an account will be disabled. 

If your account has been hacked or phished Facebook will shut it down there are appropriate channels to contact them and get it sorted out. Whatever the reason maybe accounts get disabled and you need to contact Facebook to get the issue resolved and sorted out. 

Find below detailed instructions from their help page

There are different reasons why you may not be able to access your account and unique ways to contact Facebook for each case. Therefore, it is important to be sure that you are using the correct channel when submitting a request for help. First, identify the correct reason why you are unable to access your account from the three reasons that are listed below. Then, follow the instructions listed by the reason that pertains to you.

Disabled for violating Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
Facebook accounts that have been reported or detected for policy violations may be disabled by Facebook. Possible reasons include, but are not restricted to:

Continued prohibited behavior after receiving a warning or multiple warnings from Facebook

Unsolicited contact with others for the purpose of harassment, advertising, promoting, dating, or other inappropriate conduct

Use of a fake name

Impersonation of a person or entity, or other misrepresentation of identity

Posted content that violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (this includes any obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit photos, as well as any photos that depict graphic violence. We also remove content, photo or written, that threatens, intimidates, harasses, or brings unwanted attention or embarrassment to an individual or group of people)

Please review Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to learn more about specific types of conduct and content that are not permitted on the site.

If you have not posted violating content or otherwise violated the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, click here

Security disabled
Accounts that have been reported or detected as hacked or phished may be disabled by Facebook. If you think your account was disabled for security reasons, refer to the Security section of the HelpCenter to find the correct contact form.

Can't log in due to access issues
If you are disabled, you will clearly see a "Disabled" message when you try to log in to your account. If you do not see this message, then your account is not disabled and you are simply experiencing login issues. You should refer to the Login and Password section of the HelpCenter to find the correct contact form.

Examples of login issues include:

Inability to log in due to password problems

Inability to log in due to an error message (e.g., "Site Maintenance," "Invalid/Unregistered Email Address," etc.)

Inability to log in due to forgetting one's login email address or password

Other technical difficulties accessing Facebook

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

On Facebook you must now link to pages or sections of your profile will remain empty

Facebook has now announced that a lot of your info will not be available if it is not linked to a page.

"Uncheck any Page you don't want to link to. Linking to education and work Pages may also create additional Pages, such as for your major or job title. If you don't link to any Pages, these sections on your profile will be empty. By linking your profile to Pages, you will be making these connections public."

"If you don't link to any Pages, the following sections on your profile will be empty:

Work and Education
Current City
Likes and Interests"
Where did some of my profile information go?

The sections of your profile now link to Pages that reflect your interests. You haven't added any yet, but we matched your current profile info to related Pages.
So these are some of the sections of your profile that is going to remain empty if you do not link to facebook pages. Once you link to a facebook page your connections will be made public.
This is one change that is sure to cause panic among users concerned about their privacy.
let us know what you think.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

How To Stop your photo and social actions from appearing on Facebook Ads

There have been many complaints from people who suddenly find that there photo has appeared on a Facebook Ad. It goes a little further than that if you click on 'like an Ad' that would also appear on your recent activity. This is quiet annoying and should not be done because Facebook is making money on those Ads and technically if they use your picture that they might as well share some of the revenue with you.

So for those who would rather not have their photo published and neither have their recent social actions on Facebook Ads publishes. Here is what you need to do.

1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on Account
3. Select the option Facebook Ads (Top Bar)
4. Beside the tab 'Allow ads on platform pages to show my information to' Select 'No One"
5. Right at the bottom of the page you find the second option 'Show my social actions in Facebook Ads to' again choose the option 'No One'

With this your done and will ensure that Facebook Ads do not use your photo and do not show your recent activity like the ads your clicked on or the ads you liked.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Facebook's New Privacy Controls

facebook is not reporting that it has 350 million users. The company has reported that they are getting rid of local networks. this means that users living in the same area are less likely to see each others data. Also announced was that users can now designate who can view their content. The choices are, frineds, friends of friends or everyone.

To view the privacy controls please click here.

What this means is that users can now mass broadcast their content. Kind of the way Twitter is. This will give some a huge advantage while others might just share more than they meant to. With its large number of users once this feature rolls out on Facebook real-time search will take on a new twist. Twitter will now be able to compete with Twitter with information now flowing freely.

All these changes were announced in an Open Letter from Mark Zuckerberg. To read the letter please click here. He has also created a group called "Free Flow of  Information on the Internet". Which he said helps people who want to share information with those who would like to receive it.

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