Questions tagged [facebook-privacy]

For questions regarding the privacy of personal information on Facebook.

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Stop my photos from getting onto Facebook?

How can I stop photos of me from getting onto Facebook or Google Plus? I am not a user of social networks and do not want my photo on these networks. I am very concerned I may be added by friends or ...
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Allow Public Likes But Not Comments?

I've create an account on Facebook which is going to be used primarily for marketing a non-profit that I work with. The account is basically a character I'll be playing. (Two accounts, actually, ...
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Facebook won't allow me to have my real name on my account

When I first opened my Facebook account I wasn't really sure if I would like being a Facebook user so I opened my account with my maiden name which was Carol Baker, not thinking I would still be on 3 ...
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How can you check profiles you have visited, photos you have seen etc in your Facebook account?

I know a certain person has access to my Facebook account. What now came to my knowledge is that this person can somehow know even the profiles I have visited, and the photos I have looked at, and ...
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Facebook: Private Groups or Public Page question

So here's my scenario: There are a group of students in a class. Each student should have their own Facebook page or group for the class but they shouldn't have to friend each other. Each ...
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Uploading photo to my profile on Facebook, so that nobody notices

Is it possible to upload a photo to one of my albums on Facebook, so that the news about it will never appear anywhere... Neither in my timeline of my profile nor in the news feed of my friends etc... ...
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Is it supposed to be possible to share hidden pictures of another user?

I was browsing pictures of a friend on Facebook. This friend has their privacy settings configured so that you have to be a friend to view them. I'm not able to share them, and even if I open a pic, ...
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Facebook not showing “add friend”

Facebook wasn't showing the "add friend" button to my profile and instead showed "follow". How can I get the add friend to show? Also I want to double check that non-friends can search me, what are ...
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How to block certain people from seeing events I created

In Facebook, is there a way to: Block certain friends from seeing an event I created? Block certain non-friends from seeing the event I created?
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Facebook privacy settings

Months ago I customized my privacy settings so that some of my Facebook friends wouldn't be able to see my future posts. Yet, one friend I specifically put under "don't share this with" category liked ...
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Block my activity on Friends' News Feeds like Photo Likes or Post Likes

(I am not asking how to block my posts on my timeline.) I am asking how I can block my activity, such as posting in open groups, making comments on people's posts, adding a friend, liking a photo, ...
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Facebook Group with a Restricted Friend

On Facebook, I've got my boss as a "Restricted Friend" so he isn't seeing my posts unless I make them public. Now, he's joined a Group that I manage. Will he be able to see posts I make to the group's ...
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Facebook friends of friends

When I comment on a friend's photo, their friends can see it and like it and they get notified that I have commented although I am not friends with them. How do I stop this from happening, so that the ...
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If I share something on Facebook with my close friends list, can they share it to others?

If I share something on Facebook with my close friends list, can they share it to others? I'd like to share family photos with only my close friends, but I'm wondering -- can they in turn repost or ...
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Can a restricted friend see a picture that a mutual friend likes?

I have restricted some friends on Facebook from seeing a picture I posted on my timeline. If a mutual friend liked the picture, can the restricted friends see this on their timeline?
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Untag myself from a Facebook comment

Some friend (or sometimes a spam application) has tagged me (and possibly others) within a comment on a random post on another friend's timeline. Problem: It is annoying to be associated with that ...
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Facebook events in news feed

I can keep pictures that I have been tagged in from showing up in my own timeline and on other people's news feed by simply requiring that those tags get reviewed by me—and not approving them. How do ...
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Facebook join date is hidden from timeline but still visible to public

I have already hidden the "Facebook join date" from my timeline (by hovering over it, selecting edit or remove (the pencil) and then Hide it from timeline). Right now, I cannot see this date if I go ...
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Can people on Facebook see photos in albums hidden from them on my mutual friend's timeline?

I have three questions: If I post something on my timeline that I specifically hide from person X, but in that post I have tagged persons Y and Z, both of whom are friends of mine AND friends of X, ...
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How to hide my profile and activities in Facebook from a user who has already hid his profile and activities from me?

A user has done something to his/her profile so that I am not able to find him/her on Facebook. On the other hand, he/she is able to see my activities. For example, he/she posted a message on ...
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Sharing Video on Facebook

If I post a video to my profile on Facebook and make it only visible to a custom list, can those members then re-post the video and share it with whoever they wish?
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How can I stop friends from posting my location on Facebook?

This Lifehacker post seems to be out of date. How can I stop friends from posting my location when they tag me and a location in their status?
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How do I set the privacy for a single pic/photo in Facebook?

I want to restrict viewing of one of my single uploaded pic on Facebook. How do I do that?
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Software Engineer's explanation of Facebook photo privacy, with UML diagram?

Facebook photo privacy is more complex than most people think - including the bloggers who fill the Internet trying to explain it in simple terms. Not only there is the basic album-level privacy ...
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Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?

On Facebook, it's possible by default for someone's friends to tag him in a photo without his permission. Is there any way for a user to stop his friends from doing that, or to at least require his ...
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How can I know if one of my friends on Facebook is blocking me?

As a parent with a minor child who has a Facebook account, I'd like to know if there is any way, short of having her show me her privacy settings, that I can detect if my child (friend on Facebook) is ...