How to Restore Your Privacy on Facebook

The new settings are a pain to reverse, but a little work gets it done
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 5:25 PM CST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a guitar player, too, as evidenced by private photos on his page.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Maybe the worst thing about Facebook's new privacy settings is how hard they are to reverse, writes Ryan Tate. Even Mark Zuckerberg himself seems to be having a little trouble with it. Fear not, Tate provides instructions at Gawker on how to hide your photos—those posted by you as well as those posted by others of you—and more. After all, "if the CEO of Facebook is changing his default privacy settings, shouldn't you?"

A typical example, this one on how to hide photos posted by others but tagged with your profile: "If you don't want strangers (including 'Friends of friends') to see these often candid shots, go to Settings/Privacy Settings, then 'Profile Information' and adjust 'Photos and Videos of me.' We'd recommend 'Only friends.'" To see them all, go here.

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