Attention facebook folks

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    Attention facebook folks

    I just posted this to my friends on FB, but you should be aware of it too, so I am putting a copy here.

    Facebook is allowing your info to be public again and you have to manually opt out. This isn't a hoax or a scam.
    To opt out, go to Account> Privacy> Applications and Websites> Instant Personalization Pilot Program
    Go to the bottom of the page and unclick the box: Allow select partners to instantly personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites.

    Debate Continues Around Facebook Privacy Changes : NPR

    I verified this by going to Yelp.com and it did indeed show up. Also, it shows up on Pandora.com.

    I also recommend resetting your password as well as reviewing your other privacy settings.
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    This one has been around for a good week now. I posted the same to my friends. It is not a joke.

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    Yea. This is part of their "Like" everything attempt. Numerous web sites can now access your face book unless you opt out. It's a check box in you privacy settings.
    I review mine about once a week, every week just for this.
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    Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about deleting my FB profile. Keeping up with all the changes they constantly do is becoming annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM2 View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about deleting my FB profile. Keeping up with all the changes they constantly do is becoming annoying.
    Yea, I'd be deleting mine too...if it weren't for the fact that I keep in touch with a lot of people on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM2 View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about deleting my FB profile. Keeping up with all the changes they constantly do is becoming annoying.
    It has some positive uses, you just have to approach it from the perspective of "Would I post this on a community bulletin board?" If the answer is no, it probably shouldn’t go on Facebook.
    A second recommendation I would make if you have a spouse like mine (or children using FB), is to review their accounts' security settings with them. My wife has no idea how to set that stuff, so I check hers regularly too.
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    Thanks. I modified my FB so am a happy camper (for now).
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    I just changed mine. Thanks for posting.
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    You might want to go to a website called spokeo.com also. Type your name in the search box and see how much information about you pops up there. It has a privacy opt out feature at the bottom of the page also.

    I had never heard of it until a friend told me. Apparently, it scours the internet and compiles data from every available source.

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    updated and thank you
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    Thanks to you and others for posting this info. I had meant to change it after I read the first thread, but forgot. So, when I saw ours. I went straight to facebook and changed it.
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    Thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    You might want to go to a website called spokeo.com also. Type your name in the search box and see how much information about you pops up there. It has a privacy opt out feature at the bottom of the page also.

    I had never heard of it until a friend told me. Apparently, it scours the internet and compiles data from every available source.
    I just checked spokeo....it does have some correct info...but some incorrect info as well. It says I live in a >$1M house with swimming pool but in a below avg neighborhood...

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