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New Facebook privacy settings

It seems like everyone is vying for your online posts. Facebook wants you to post your life on their site.  Google+ recently launched it's service trying to do the same thing.

Although Facebook has a Safety Board and they do listen to customer feedback, Facebook also seems to be taking notice of the fact that Google+ now has 25 million users and they offer more granular privacy settings than Facebook. 

Several options are now available on Facebook, and we have highlighted 3 of them for you:

  1. Privacy Easier:  Choosing who you share with is right next to your posts and information.  In the past, you had to go to a dedicated privacy settings page.
  2. Photos and tags:  You can approve where or not you are tagged in photos or posts.  You can even report someone if they seems to be harassing you via tagging. 
  3. Age Matters:  If your child's profile has the accurate birth year and it shows they are under 18, they will not be allowed to set a post to "Public"

For a detailed run down of all the changes that are coming, Facebook describes all of their new features in detail online at:  https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150251867797131 .

If you are unfamiliar with how location tags work, Facebook describes location tags in detail at:  https://www.facebook.com/about/location

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