Facebook search feature should be a "wakeup call" - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Facebook search feature should be a "wakeup call"

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

If you have listened to recent warnings regarding cleaning up your profile on Facebook, you might get through this new Facebook search feature unscathed.

However, everyone needs to pay attention to this new feature.

The new Facebook search called "Graph Search" has started to roll out.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this could evolve into a "dating service" of sorts but not to worry because this new feature was built to be "privacy aware". 

In Facebook terms, what does that really mean?  WBTV's cyber expert, Theresa Payton, is concerned and issues a warning: 

I CAN SEE YOU!  CHECK OUT WHAT THIS NEW SEARCH TOOL CAN DO:

Go to the following blog site:  http://actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com/

This site shows actual Facebook graph searches and posts them on this page.  You will be astounded at what the tool finds.

WANT TO BE CONSIDERED TO BE PART OF THE BETA PROGRAM?

Go to:  https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch

WANT TO READ HOW THE PRIVACY SETTINGS WILL WORK (OR NOT)?

Go to:  https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch/privacy

HOW IT WORKS:

1.  Very fast, inclusive search:

Graph Search will find things that you like and search across your network of friends, friends of friends and more. 

2.  No "Opt Out" features

There Is No Way to Opt "Out" of Graph Search

3.  Private Information Is Kind of Private

Just remember that Facebook can always access data you post, even marked private or "just friends"

4.  Key to Remember:  You are for sale

Expect Graph Search Searches to be Stored / Sold / Mined for data

Just as Google search or Amazon searches help marketing departments anticipate what people are looking for, expect Facebook to capitalize on this functionality.

5 TIPS TO DO NOW - MOST TAKE 5 MIN OR LESS!

1.  Check your privacy settings and use privacy settings for EVERY post

2.  Clean up your profile and timeline

The only way to protect yourself from this is to go through your profile and find out what groups you're in.

See something you might not want the whole world to know about? Delete it!

The same goes for photos, videos, and any other aspect of your profile.

3.  Delete from the Activity Log not just Timeline

4.  Going forward:  Limit what you share! 

By limiting what you share, that will help limit what Graph Search will find.  If you mark a post as share with "just friends" then only your "friends" will find it using a Graph Search.

5.  Tell your friends to limit what they share about you!

A photo of you in someone else's Timeline will show up in a Graph Search

You can "untag photos" or ask your friend to take the photo down

WORD OF THE WEEK:

GOZI

The virus, Gozi.  According to experts, this virus infected at least 1 million computers worldwide & stole tens of millions of dollars by stealing log in credentials.  The virus was found in the banking industry and was even spotted on some NASA computers.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:06:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    More >>

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    More >>
  • LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:14:46 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-05-28 09:26:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the...More >>
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

    US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

    Monday, May 28 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-28 04:54:26 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:05:53 GMT
    (South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk after their mee...(South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk after their mee...

    Trump withdrew from a planned June 12 Singapore summit with Kim last Thursday but quickly announced it could still happen.

    More >>

    Trump withdrew from a planned June 12 Singapore summit with Kim last Thursday but quickly announced it could still happen.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly