How to Disable Facebook's Places
Location-based feature is opt-in—here's how to opt out
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2010 5:54 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Facebook has unveiled its long-awaited Places feature, as usual assuming that all users will be thrilled to "take part in all of their privacy-eroding new features," writes Adam Dachis at Lifehacker. Luckily, "it's pretty easy to opt out of this one," he says, assuming you're not that jazzed about telling the world (maybe even bad guys) where you are or having your oh-so-clever buddy check you into a strip club as a practical joke. See the video for a how-to or click on the Lifehacker link.

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Indysha
Aug 21, 2010 1:38 AM CDT
So the friends/family you are partying with will tag that you're out of town (without you knowing) then your facebook "FRIENDEMY" will see this information, break into your home, steal all of your valuables and now you have to sue Matt and all other technology wizards to recoupe! This may be another hurter for Facebook!
RufusT.Firefly
Aug 20, 2010 10:31 PM CDT
But wait! If I do that, the cool people won't like me!
zaglossus
Aug 20, 2010 12:25 PM CDT
I seldom use Facebook. Email works just fine to "keep in touch."