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Saturday, April 24, 2010

A clear step-by-step instruction of how to protect your privacy against Facebook's attempts to ruin it

Recently Facebook introduced a bunch of new features, Social Graph, Like button, Instant personalization, etc. You can listen to Mike Zuckerberg’s keynote.

Numerous reviewers currently discuss privacy implications of newly introduced Facebook features. But before you delve into those articles, here’s PCWorld’s clear step-by-step instructions of how to protect your privacy on Facebook.

Other related articles include:
Facebook privacy warning; Instant Personalization at F8
Facebook’s Instant Personalization Is the Real Privacy Hairball
How Facebook is putting its users last
PCMAG: Facebook: Privacy Enemy Number One? Time to Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings, Here's How.
In-depth discussion on TWIG: Facebook Über Alles
Leo Capote ( I wish I had the time to write a blog post: "Why you will never see the Facebook Like button on anything I do."

An Update of October, 7, 2010:

How To Keep the New Facebook From Flooding Your Inbox With Spam (with introduction of FB groups)


  1. Really, as PCWorld said: Facebook is "a disorganized and buggy platform". As a professional Web developer I completely lost a trust in Facebook staff's ability to manage users privacy. I would avoid to work in a developers team producing such applications. I haven't closed my Facebook account yet, but I'm closed to.

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  3. Here are two links. One is a "deletion" machine (it removes your content only). The other is to have Face Book remove your data from their database so they don't use it anyway (and they will) that you deleted (but they did not).

  4. Tholian_53:
    The Power of Firefox Adblock
    It gets rid of that ridiculously annoying Facebook "Like" button with no hassles. Makes for a much cleaner less spying web experience.

    Thank you Firefox Adblock!

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