I am not a member but I read about it and that you should protect it to keep it.
All I saw was a new popup tool to help people understand what their current privacy settings are and change them if necessary.
Yesterday when I logged into my account, there was a box asking if I wanted to check my privacy settings now, which I did. I recommend that people check it when it appears and confirm your settings.
A recent helpful short article about 5 FB settings to check/change.
Thanks for the heads up Kevin! I have to use facebook for work unfortunately, but have never been a huge fan of their pesky and sneeky privacy practices (which aren't really private at all!)
I saw the same thing Rebekah saw yesterday. Personally, I don't ever post anything on Facebook that I don't mind the whole world seeing, so it's cool by me. I do like the concept of Bubblews of paying you for your content, though.
They change them all the time, which is annoying. This is just the latest of many, most of them happen and you don't even notice, and voila something becomes public that shouldn't be.
I read in a recent hub that Facebook are bringing in that everyone's account has to use their real name. It says any accounts that are under an alias will be given notice that they should change it or it will be deleted, in which case you lose all contacts, photos, the lot.
Profiles have required real name since 2008.
"For Facebook, it has always been a rule, clearly written in their TOS, that you are required to use your real name. However, neither social site has ever asked for proof, and it was rarely, if ever, enforced.
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, made an announcement that Facebook will now be enforcing their long-standing policy.
"All users must use their legal names (the one that's on a driver's license or credit card)," or Facebook will start suspending accounts until the change is made.
Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook already began notifying those accounts which they felt were in violation of their policy (i.e. fake names and names with "titles.")
By selecting account names using titles like Father, Brother, Sister, Doctor, Yitz, Mister, Mistress and others, Mark Zuckerberg's team contacted a large number of people using religious titles and specific adult performers in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
They were told to start using their real names on Facebook or else have their accounts disabled."
They have enforced it sporadically by cracking down on various groups and demanding proof. It becomes a media story again about twice a year, a few months a go for drag acts, most recently for authots.
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