[Security breached] Facebook’s graph search a review

Facebook has been greeted for its new feature ‘Graph Search’ for a few days ooops lets see some privacy issues on it –wait for it”

Graph Search is a feature Facebook introduced to allow users to enter parameter-based searches to find friends — and friends of friends — who share certain interests. A search for “friends who ski” or even more specifically “friends who ski in Arizona” will narrow the results within that field.

Concerns arose when Facebook changed its privacy policy to make way for Graph Search. The new policy made it impossible for users to hide their entire timelines from search results, although individual posts can be hidden one at a time by choosing the most restrictive privacy setting for that item.

Even CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, was caught unawares by the new privacy settings. When a photo she posted — which was intended to be private — became public, she raised a stink and got it removed.

Those users who previously had opted out of having their timelines appear in search results then were forced to change the privacy settings for each post if they wanted it to remain out of sight.

Blowfish12@2012 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

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