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Friday, May 21, 2010


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Troy McConaghy

Another tool that does something similar is available at http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/

Frans Charming

I was going to suggest that as well, Troy!

ReclaimPrivacy.org seems to work pretty good.


Is there one that works with Safari?

Ari Blackthorne™

At least it's something. Unfortunately for 99% of all facebook users, their "friends" aren't. Not really. In fact "friend" is the wrong word. Should be the same as every other social media: "follower".

At least it's something!


brinda allen

Ok..I dont use facebook and never will...but can someone explain,
{"[W]e have already seen that Facebook is making changes - they would call them 'enhancements' - that prevent this and other tools from working properly," as Ginsu puts it. "So this is an ongoing battle."} Quote from Ginsu Yoon.
It's exactly things like that that keep a lot of us away.


Hamlet, thanks for the mention!

ReclaimPrivacy is a neat tool, I would recommend it to IE and Safari users. We made the Friends Only button for Firefox and Chrome because it give users more control over Facebook - the button monitors Facebook's changes to your settings automatically, you don't have to remember to check.

Brinda, what I mean is that Facebook changes how they handle privacy settings all the time. Intentionally or unintentionally, the changes they make are often confusing to users, and they often prevent tools like ReclaimPrivacy and FriendsOnly from working. So we have to stay on top of their changes and update our software.

Our thought is that it's better for us to do all this work for many customers at once than it is for each individual to have to figure out everything by themselves.



I looked at the initials and initially thought **** Off!


Eggy Lippmann

Why should I? Are you kidding? Privacy? In the 21st century? Don't you like it when someone pays attention to you and takes an interest in what you're interested in? Why do people put up blogs and record videos of themselves and in every possible way whore themselves out for the tiniest bit of fame?

I'd like the entire world to come meet me and learn things about me... or at least the ones who have something in common with me... it's far easier to meet interesting people on the internet BECAUSE THEY PUT UP A PROFILE and let you filter out the idiots who are into everything you find abhorring :)

As for ads, well, you mentally filter them out of pages, so who cares about ads?
It's always better to have targeted ads anyway... in the unlikely event you ever notice them, it might be something you care about.

If you try to live in a closed group of friends... you're eventually going to find yourself very lonely. People change, move to other places, so many things. Need to constantly meet new people!

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