IMPORTANT - Facebook now gives your actual location

IMPORTANT - Facebook now gives your actual location
by MM

This is important to do, especially to keep your kids out of reach of pedophiles, and you out of reach of evil-doers.

Do immediately!!!! Facebook launched Facebook Places yesterday. Anyone can find out where you are when you are logged in. It gives the actual  address & map location of where you are as you use Facebook. Make  sure your kids know. TO UNDO: go to"Account", "Account Settings",  ..."Notifications", then scroll down to "Places" ...& uncheck the 2  boxes. Make sure to save changes & re-post this!!!

Another commentor suggested this statement for follow-up:

Then you have to do these steps additionally:

To shut off Facebook Places, here's how to do it:

First, go to the pull-down "Account" tab on the top right of your Facebook homepage. From there, click on "Privacy Settings" and then look under "Sharing on Facebook.... " Click on "Everyone" and then click on "Customize Settings," which is slightly below in blue. Then click on "Places I Check Into," and check "Custom." Then under the pull-down tab, "These People", click on "Only Me" and hit "Save."

In that same area, you'll want to make sure that "People Here Now" is not enabled.

OK, you're part way there. Now, you'll need to go back and take a few more steps. Here's what you should do:

Go back to the "Account" pull-down on the top right of the page and click on "Privacy Settings." Next, scroll down to bottom of the page and under "Applications and Web Sites," click on "Edit Your Settings." Then, under "Info Accessible Through Your Friends," click on "Edit Settings." At that point, make sure "Places I check Into" is not checked.


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by Mehman on

thank you very much!


Great information

by Abarmard on

Thanks very much MM.


There are laws against violations of privacy

by Aryana-Vaeja on

Of the kind fb regularly violates. If they got seriously challenged on them in a serious lawsuit, they would have a tough day in court. It's that simple.


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u r welcome - this is especially important if u have kids on FB

by MM on

where pedophile can track your children.


what are you guys talking about?

by Doctor X on

FB is not a nanny-providing service. They are using their freedom to implement certain policies that they see fit unless it is proven that it goes against their client interest.

What court? what are the grounds for any legal challenges??

Has someone been able to Prove anything, that a crime has taken place and that it was because of the policies that FB has undertaken? You got to have some proof before you take them to the court.


Thank you for bringing that to our attention.



by yolanda on

Thank you, MM, for the warning....I deactivated my account last night.


FB doesn't care

by Aryana-Vaeja on

Indeed there are existing laws should someone care to challenge FB on such things. But they don't seem to care and are arrogant enough to believe they could keep such challenges bogged down in the court system indefinitely. I am often amazed at the brazen arrogance of facebook corp.and how far they are willing to push this arrogance. Look at how often they are changing features without bothering to inform everyone.


May we be amongst those who are to bring about the transfiguration of the Earth - Zoroastrian prayer

Dirty Angel

Thank you, MM

by Dirty Angel on

There should be laws against this....



Google to launch FB competitor

by Aryana-Vaeja on

Check it out.


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IMPORTANT - All those on Facebook should take these steps ASAP

by MM on

These steps are especially important to keep your kids out of reach of pedophiles, and you, out of reach of evil-doers.