Scan and Reclaim Your Facebook Privacy
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Facebook’s recent privacy snafus. In fact, a few astute readers were correct in predicting the social network’s issues in the comments of this recent post. Part of the problem stems from the fact that it’s just plain confusing to change your privacy settings with over 30 different options to fine tune. Luckily, reclaimprivacy.org has a handy little bookmarklet that makes it dead simple to see if you’re sharing the pictures from that end-of-year foam party with a few too many people.
Just head over to the site and drag the bookmarklet into your bookmarks bar. Click it from your Facebook home page, and you’ll get an easy to read red, yellow, or green indicator for a bunch of different privacy measures. It even gives you options to easily change your settings and secure your online identity.