Archive for December 28th, 2012

Techie Tip of the Week: Facebook’s New Privacy Policy

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Recently, Facebook updated its privacy policy (again). As reported in the blog, here are the top 3 new policy changes you should be aware of:

By default:

  1. Facebook now shares your data with advertisers and affiliates. These include all your Likes, comments, and data provided when registering for a Facebook account. Facebook notes in its Data Use Policy that this info may include sensitive subjects like “religion, health status, or political views.”
  2. Anyone on Facebook can now send you a message and anyone on a message thread can reply to it.
  3. Almost everything you post is visible. Anyone, not just friends, can tag you and link to your Facebook content. Even Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, who had a photo she thought was private broadcast to the world.

For more information, or to comment on the new privacy settings, visit Facebook’s Site Governance at

To view or update your personal Facebook privacy settings, go to