Facebook Changes Privacy Controls, Forces Users to be Searchable

“Facebook is rolling out new privacy controls Wednesday morning, while also taking away the option for you to hide from Facebook search.

The new privacy tools will make it easier for you to pick which of your friends or subscribers can view your personal info, status updates and photos, according to Reuters. It also makes it simpler for you to request that a photograph of yourself be taken down by the uploader.

Facebook is also making changes to your Activity Log, which will make it easier to see where your personal data is traveling across Facebook’s Open Graph. Another change: apps must separately ask for permission to tap into your personal information and to post status updates for you. Both actions were previously handled with a single request.

Along with the privacy changes comes the major change to search — you’ll no longer have the option to hide from other Facebook users looking for your name, according to the New York Times…

You’ll know you have the new privacy features when a privacy shortcut appears in the top-right corner of your Facebook window.”

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