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Facebook Privacy Tips: 9 Settings To Check Now

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 04/18/11 04:15 PM ET   Updated: 06/18/11 06:12 AM ET

Whether it's tweaking your location sharing settings or killing the access of third-party apps to your profile, we can't advise taking a regular look at your Facebook privacy settings enough. Every time we dive into our settings we find yet another thing that Zuckerberg and co. have opened up, so we've put gathered 9 essential settings you should tweak to stop the flow of your data out onto the open Web or among your friends.

While Facebook's efforts to centralize privacy controls have made controlling your data easier, we've included quick navigation paths to help you access the important security and privacy tools that are still littered across the site.

 
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Privacy settings > Connecting on Facebook
Facebook requires that some information--specifically, your name, profile picture, gender, and networks--be visible to all Facebook members. But there is also a good deal of information, such as your friend list and current city, that you can show to some users and hide from others.

Via 'Connecting on Facebook,' you can tweak the settings that control who can see your basic contact information and also adjust who can find you on Facebook, send you messages and browse your likes, hometown and education history.
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