Hiding your profile from searches on Facebook? Well, you may not remain anonymous for much longer.
Facebook is once again updating their security settings and this time they are removing the privacy setting that allows members to not appear on search results.
“For the small percentage of people still using the setting, they will see reminders about it being removed in the coming weeks,” Facebook announced in a blog post on the change. “Whether you’ve been using the setting or not, the best way to control what people can find about you on Facebook is to choose who can see the individual things you share.”
Privacy and Facebook has always been a “complicated relationship” and removing the privacy setting is sure to stir up some controversy.
So, why are Facebook doing it? They claim that the privacy setting gives members a false sense of security.
Our concern, quite frankly, is that people think it provides a level of security, but it actually doesn’t,” said Nicky Jackson Colaco, a member of the Facebook Privacy team.
The popular social media site does assure users however that you can still block individuals from looking at your profile.