This morning, I took a few minutes to do something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile: clean up my Facebook privacy settings. It had some unintended consequences…
Whether you snap pictures on your camera or phone, its a good idea to know how to turn off you geodata capture settings and leave it off. That way, you won’t accidentally reveal via photo sharing where your house or something else is. Only turn geotagging on when you really want it.
Tom Vilot just sent me this. Probably not far off the mark, given the sleazy way Facebook is messing with privacy settings.
URGENT FACEBOOK UPDATE: As of today, Facebook staff will be allowed to eat your children and pets. To turn this option off, go to settings, then privacy, then meals. Click the top two boxes to prevent the employees of Facebook from eating your beloved children and pets. (Unless you don’t like your children, in which case… Carry on!). Copy this to your status to warn your friends!!!
I never liked Facebook, and I still don’t, which is why I don’t use it much. My main gripe has always been its badly designed interface which always leaves me confused about where to look and what to do.
But now I have an even bigger gripe about Facebook: How it compromises your privacy via its application programming interface (API).
Privacy? What privacy! Such a quaint 20th century notion…
Thanks much to the West Seattle Blog for bringing this gem to my attention via Twitter in the wee hours of the morning. And kudos to The Onion for such impressive info-graphics! My favorites are the van, barter, and data security fence graphics.