Facebook Privacy Scanner
Have you been following the backlash to Facebook’s new privacy settings? See Facebook launched new privacy measures and in doing so effectively unlocked many features that users previously set as private. Ooh the irony.
Conspiracy theories aside, the fact is that Facebook users need to now physically go into their Facebook account and update (and reset) their privacy settings. Easier said than done, with lots of consumer complaints about not understanding what exactly is visible (photo albums need to be locked individually?!?!) and not.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a program that could scan for your privacy weaknesses and then with just one click take you to your Facebook settings to make the changes tout suite?
Well, now there now is.
This website provides an independent tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. It’s simple. Just drag the bookmarklet into your toolbar. Login to Facebook. Launch the scanner and see where your privacy stands on Facebook. The scanner operates entirely within your own browser so they never see your Facebook data; also, they never share your personal information.
Here’s a screenshot of my Facebook profile pre-cleanup. On the “insecure” line, clicking on the underlined “accidentally share” took me directly to those specific account settings in the maze that is Facebook’s privacy section. From there I was able to go into lockdown mode. If I had a tween or teen, I’d be there before I could….