How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

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How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 04, 2010 7:28 am

To opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing is a multiple step process:


STEP 1: Go to the “Privacy Settings.” Go to “Applications and Web Sites.” Then go to “Instant Personalization Pilot Program,” and hit edit settings.
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STEP 2: For all users there’s an automatic check in the box below, which allows Facebook to share your information with other web sites. You are automatically “opted in.” If you do not wish to share this information, uncheck the box.

STEP 3: Even after you’ve done this, it is not clear whether you need to “opt out” at the sites where Facebook is intending to share your information, like Pandora and Yelp, and soon many more sites. So you will want to look at the upper left hand corner of those sites to see whether those sites are recognizing your Facebook account and activity. Here again, you need to opt out.
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue May 04, 2010 7:47 am

hmm, apparently I've already opted out of this.

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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 04, 2010 7:54 am

I was checked as opted in... I unchecked that box rather quickly.

Wonder if certain countries are opted in then...
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue May 04, 2010 7:59 am

Just checked with a mate and he's opted out by default too.

I *think* that the law differs slightly over here in that you have to actually opt in to something like this for it to be considered above board, where over there (the US) you have to opt out.

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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by brickman61 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:01 am

Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea I was opted in on this.
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by nhlfan_19 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:04 am

Soon as i saw the post i logged on to Facebook to opt out and it turns out it was turned off for me as well by default.

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 04, 2010 8:08 am

nhlfan_19 wrote:Soon as i saw the post i logged on to Facebook to opt out and it turns out it was turned off for me as well by default.
So... Based on what you guys are reporting... It's turned on in the US and off for those out of the US.... interesting
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by nhlfan_19 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:15 am

Looks like privacy laws aren't as strict south of the border. In this case i'm gonna have to go with stricter rules being a good thing

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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by jnanster » Tue May 04, 2010 8:29 am

Thanks Apo
Just opt'ed out.
What a scam.
Heard about this but did nothing about it.
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by bubba » Tue May 04, 2010 8:45 am

really starting to hate facebook
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by Virtuman » Tue May 04, 2010 10:43 am

Check out the small print but the opt out checkbox:
Please keep in mind that if you opt out, your friends may still share public Facebook information about you to personalize their experience on these partner sites unless you block the application.
So even if you opt out, your friends can opt you right back in.

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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by bubba » Tue May 04, 2010 11:24 am

only via what you share with them, and then only if its shared as "friends of friends". FB has always been that way, thats why what I do have shared is set to "friends only".

They added something a while back that any of the things you had listed as a like/interest and job was to be made into a URL and page. If you didn't agree to the pages being made or the what they linked you to, you could remove it, but in doing so there would be nothing in your "interested in" and "work" fields. Needless to say there is nothing listed there now.

I don't sign up for the games or contests on FB either, they all want access to my page info but dont list what they are after. Sucks as Intel and Gigabyte both have had some nice contests, and I'm constantly bugged by family to get in farmville.
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by skier » Tue May 04, 2010 1:06 pm

opted out. good post
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Post by geokilla » Tue May 04, 2010 2:07 pm

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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by camaroguy1998 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:41 am

Apparently I already opted out!
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by FZ1 » Wed May 05, 2010 6:14 am

I'm about done with Facebook
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Mon May 10, 2010 9:08 am

I followed step 4. Delete account. I finally got tired of the BS.
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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon May 10, 2010 9:41 am

Dragon_Cooler wrote:I followed step 4. Delete account. I finally got tired of the BS.
Delete, or Deactivate?

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Re: How to opt out of Facebook’s new profile sharing

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue May 11, 2010 9:07 am

DMB2000uk wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote:I followed step 4. Delete account. I finally got tired of the BS.
Delete, or Deactivate?

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deff. deleted. Had to wait "14 days". Actually I still think I am in the 14 day period.
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