Facebook Privacy Settings, Here's How
Now that Facebook is loosening its data-sharing policies with third-party Web sites and applications, it's the perfect time for users to consider tightening up their privacy settings. This week the mega social network announced new personalization features that extend the Facebook experience to third-party Web sites--unless you opt out, that is. Here's a rundown of the new features, and how you can opt out if you choose.
The two new features Facebook launched of interest to users are called Social Plugins
and Instant Personalization. Social plugins add
Facebook interactions (such as "Like" buttons and comments) to
non-Facebook Web sites. Instant Personalization makes your public
Facebook data available to three select partners (Pandora, Yelp, and
Docs.com) to help them show you content you might like.