Facebook has made some changes to the privacy settings for Facebook profiles since the last time I updated the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide which was back on it’s original release (October 2008). As with all things on the web…we want to keep this guide as current as possible so users of Facebook know how to configure each of the privacy settings in their profile. Updates in this version (v1.1) include:
- News Feed and Wall settings have been updated. Facebook removed settings such as “time and date” and streamlined other settings
- I have provided more information on how Facebook applications work and how you should configure your application privacy settings based on if your friends install an application
- Updated information about Facebook Ads, Facebook Connect settings and Beacon websites
Click here to download the new version of the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide (v1.1)
(if you are downloading this to your browser, be sure to clear your browser cache prior to downloading as you may have the old version in your cache. Better to do a “Save Link As…”)
As usual, please send any feedback about the guide to feedback[aT]socialmediasecurity.com or post a comment below. As a supplement to this guide, stay tuned for a video walk through which we plan to post on YouTube and also make it available for free download. If you have any other suggestions for user awareness guides, articles, video’s etc…consider joining our mailing list.