How to Tighten Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Facebook always seems to push the boundaries of online user privacy.
Now, the social networking site has enabled Face Recognition and "tag suggestions", which means your friends will get an alert if someone uploads a photo that Facebook thinks contains your image. This, of course, is turned on by default. Here's how to turn it off:
Under the "Account" drop-down menu at the top-right of Facebook's title bar, click "Privacy settings." On the bottom half of the next window, under "Sharing on Facebook" click "Custom." Then at the bottom, click on the little blue pencil and its "customize settings label." In the next window scroll down to the "Things others share" section and the third list item, "Suggest photos of me to friends." Click on the "Edit Settings" button, and scan to the middle right of the new pop-up window, which has little pics of your friends to remind you how friendly Facebook is. See the facility is enabled? Click on this button, select "Disabled." And then click on "OK" to make the pop-up go away.
While you're on the Facebook privacy page already, make sure to check the rest of your settings too, including who can view your posts, photos and contact info. If you don't want strangers seeing this kind of personal info, check the "Friends Only" status. You can even customize your account to prevent particular friends from viewing certain categories about yourself.
Remember, what you post online stays online for the world to see. So, be careful!