How to Stay Private and Secure on Facebook (2014)

Not ready to give up Facebook, but privacy is important to you? Here’s how you can get as close as you can to actual privacy barring deleting your account:

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3 thoughts on “How to Stay Private and Secure on Facebook (2014)

  1. Pingback: How to Make Yourself (Almost) Invisible on Facebook | Career. Social. Life

  2. Thanks for the information!
    But still I’d like to know… When I comment on a public post, ALL my friends will see in their newsfeed that I’ve commented on that post. For example: a comment on a newspaper article or a tv show clip that was sharded by a public page. Can I disable this, so my political views are a bit more protected, unless my friends visit that specific page?

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    • Well, I didn’t think there is a way to do this, but I checked with Facebook Help first just in case. They say: “Facebook Pages are public spaces. Anyone who can see the Page can see your post or comment. Also, when you post or comment on a Page, a story can be published in News Feed as well as other places around Facebook.” – which is what you’ve been seeing.

      I’ll keep digging. I’d like to think there’s a way in your settings to have it show only to you when you comment on something. I know you can in your Apps page, but that doesn’t help with posts.

      In the meantime, perhaps one way is instead of commenting on the post itself, share that post to YOUR page to a filtered audience, and keep your discussion there?

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