Facebook Privacy Controls Altered: All Users Searchable

As of Wednesday morning, Facebook will have installed new privacy controls, while also revoking users’ ability to hide from Facebook search. According to Mashable, such controls are said to make it easier for users to choose which friends or subscribers may view personal information, including photos and status updates. facebook 150x150 Facebook Privacy Controls Altered: All Users Searchable

Facebook’s Activity Log will be altered, making it easier to see where personal information is being given, and the process of requesting the removal of a photo will be much simpler. However, one of the larger changes being made to Facebook’s privacy settings is the inability of users to create an unsearchable account. You will know your account has made the switch when a privacy shortcut appears in the top right-hand corner of your page. This change may be appreciated by some, being utilized as “a modern Yellow Pages replacement,” but others may react differently, unnerved by the lack of privacy. What do you think?

To read the full article, visit http://mashable.com/2012/12/12/privacy-controls-facebook.

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I am the Digital Media Intern for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, VA. I am originally from New Jersey, but am currently a student studying journalism in Washington, DC. I love uncovering new and exciting places and events in DC, taking advantage of all the city has to offer.