Facebook quietly issued a warning this week to its UK users – reminding people to check privacy settings before its powerful new “Graph Search” function arrives.
Graph Search will be here in days – but Facebook’s warning does little to explain the power of its new tool, which makes it easy for people to find old photographs, even ones hidden from your Timeline.
Privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation has described the new search function as “creepy”.
Users in the UK will be able to use it within days – to use the powerful search tool, people simply have to change their settings to “U.S. English”.
Graph Search makes it much easier to find information about you – so you should seriously consider raising privacy settings so that “Only Friends” can see your photos. If your privacy is set to “Friends of Friends” or “Public”, people you don’t know will be able to see your photographs, posts and Likes. This could mean that private information is available to employers or even cybercriminals.
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