Facebook users react to forthcoming privacy change
Facebook has started removing a privacy setting that restricted names of closed profiles appearing in Facebook's top search bar. The change was announced by Facebook last December. We asked readers what they thought of the change.
- I'm confused. What facebook has removed is the setting which limited your inclusion on their search function. All that will happen now is anyone can type in my name in the facebook search and I will be visible. I have every privacy feature enabled. If they aren't my friend all they will see is my cover photo, profile picture and anything else I've forgotten to make "friends only". So, I'm not entirely sure what the fuss is about.
- You will get a notification, it hasn't been rolled out yet. Plus if you subscribe to any of the pages or RSS feeds you will also be told. aaannnnddddd if you use beta.facebook.com, you will be told there as well
- This was the best feature to help guard against cyber bullying. By setting your profile so that only those who you had in your friend network could see you, you were able to conduct your online life free of anxiety over whether or not you'd have to deal with online hate from those who want to go out of their way to make your life hell. That capability is now gone. Let the online hate commence.