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Facebook Privacy Scanner

Facebook Privacy Scanner
This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. NOTEthis scanner is not fully compatible with the latest Facebook privacy settings, so please be sure you check your privacy settings manually yourself. This site is maintained on a volunteer basis, and though we hope to keep it up to date, there often isn't enough spare time to do so. Drag this grey button to your browser bookmarks bar: Scan for Privacy Go to your Facebook privacy settings and then click that bookmark once you are on Facebook. You will see a series of privacy scans that inspect your privacy settings and warn you about settings that might be unexpectedly public. Follow us on Facebook to hear about the latest updates.

Related:  Outils test confidentialité Note: Facebook’s “Download Tools” do not give you a copy of all data! For a while now Facebook has been fooling its users and sends them a link to a “download tool” where you can download a small fraction of your data (less than half of the data categories Facebook is holding). If you did not receive more information by Facebook, you should file a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission to ensure that your right to access all files is enforced. All the details below at “Step 2”.

10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy Facebook statistics show that it has 250 million active users each with an average 120 friends. More than 1 billion photos are uploaded every month by its users, over 70% of whom use applications like games and quizzes in Facebook. Unfortunately, most users don’t know the implications of entering personal information, making friends, and playing games on Facebook. What Facebook Quizzes Know About You The Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put together a campaign to raise awareness of privacy issues surrounding Facebook applications, in particular quizzes. According to this group, the millions of Facebook users taking quizzes are revealing far more personal information to application developers than they are aware of. This is mostly due to the fact that Facebook's default privacy settings allow access to all your profile information whether or not your profile is set to "private."

5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook When the President of the United States warns schoolchildren to watch what they say and do on Facebook, you know that we've got a problem...and it's not one limited to the U.S.'s borders, either. People everywhere are mindlessly over-sharing on the world's largest social network, without a second thought as to who's reading their posts or what effect it could have on them further down the road. For example, did you know that 30% of today's employers are using Facebook to vet potential employees prior to hiring? In today's tough economy, the question of whether to post those embarrassing party pics could now cost you a paycheck in addition to a reputation.

How Facebook's New Privacy Changes Will Affect You In a late night post on Facebook's company blog, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a round of upcoming changes that will affect all users of the social network. Specifically, the changes focus on new privacy controls for information sharing. For those who have been following Facebook closely, the announcement doesn't deliver any new information, it only confirms some previously discussed plans. However, for Facebook's user base, now 350 million strong, the updates represent a major overhaul as to how privacy is handled on the site. Also check out ReadWriteWeb's ongoing series on the top products of 2009:

Why Facebook Changed Its Privacy Strategy We reported yesterday that Facebook is aiming to get people to be more public on the site and that anyone who hasn't changed their privacy settings will now see it "recommended" that their status updates, photos etc. be exposed to the whole web. I had a unique opportunity to speak to Barry Schnitt, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy at Facebook and quite a frank guy, at length this afternoon about Facebook's privacy policy changes. Schnitt said "your understanding is basically correct," but disagreed with the negative light I saw the change in. 7.5 million Facebook users are below the minimum age Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities require users of the social network to be at least 13 years old (and even older, in some jurisdictions). 7.5 million of the 20 million minors on Facebook in the past year were younger than 13. To make matters even more worrying, more than 5 million were 10-years-old or younger, according to projections based on its yearly State of the Net survey conducted by Consumer Reports. The American magazine covered 2,089 online households to find that the minors' accounts were largely unsupervised by their parents, exposing them to malware or more serious threats such as bullies and predators. Using Facebook exposes children and their friends and family to safety, security, and privacy risks.

The Day Has Come: Facebook Pushes People to Go Public Facebook announced this morning that its 350 million users will be prompted to make their status messages and shared content publicly visible to the world at large and search engines. It's a move we expected but the language used in the announcement is near Orwellian. The company says the move is all about helping users protect their privacy and connect with other people, but the new default option is to change from "old settings" to becoming visible to "everyone."

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December. In a six-minute interview on stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Zuckerberg spent 60 seconds talking about Facebook's privacy policies. His statements were of major importance for the world's largest social network - and his arguments in favor of an about-face on privacy deserve close scrutiny. Zuckerberg offered roughly 8 sentences in response to Arrington's question about where privacy was going on Facebook and around the web.

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