Urgent Facebook Safety Tip that You need to Know Now!!!!!

Reblogger Charita Cadenhead
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

 

I don't know about anyone else, but I've just about had enough of online tracking (voyeuristic or  self-controlled).  I don't want anybody to know where I am every minute of every day so I'm not really playing the "where am I now game"  by posting my location throuhout the day.  Please verify the validity of this post, adjust your settings as neccessary and determine if the facts for yourself before panicking.

 

Original content by Larry Bettag

Facebook launched

Facebook Places

Anyone can find out where you are when you are logged in.

It gives the actual address & map location of where you are as you use Facebook!! Make sure your kids know. TO UNDO: go to "Account", "Account Settings", "Notifications", then scroll ...down to "Places" and uncheck the 2 boxes.... Make sure to SAVE changes and re-post this.

THIS IS AS MUCH ABOUT SAFETY AS ABOUT ANYTHING!

Larry Bettag - Regional Vice President, Midwest Region

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Best I can tell this is a false rumor. Facebook requires that a user "check in" the same as one would check in with foursquare. In other words, no place tracking is done UNLESS the user intentionally does check in. Click this link for info direct from facebook. There are also a big alert box in facebook when you go to your privacy settings that there is a false rumor spreading as urban legends frequently do.

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Hmmm . . . put on a happy face(Book) 'cause you're on Candid Camera!!  :-)

August 31, 2010 12:32 AM
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Charita Cadenhead
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Craig what you say makes sense.  I did click on the link you provided and we have more control than one might think.  I urge everyone to click the link in Craig's comment #3 and judge for yourself.

Carla Big Brother is everywhere.

August 31, 2010 03:46 AM
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Paula McDonald
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I have seen this posted too but read on FB where they say this is a scam and not true???  I have my settings on the most privacy possible.  Always good to check them occasionally.

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Charita Cadenhead
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Paula it pays to verify the information for yourself when possible and make a judgment call as to the level of privacy you desire.

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