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How to Protect Your Facebook Account Before Graph Search is Public

Facebook PrivacyGraph Search is Facebook’s bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public updates from Gizmodo employees who also like hot air ballooning. It’s currently only available to a limited number of users, but it’s coming to your timeline soon. And in the wrong hands, it can be the ultimate stalker search engine. Graph Search is useful, but it’s also a little bit terrifying if you don’t know how to protect yourself. Here are the settings you need to adjust today to keep the Facebook creepers away tomorrow. It’s important first to take a few moments to work out how you want to use Facebook. Your friends might want to utilize Graph Search to know which bars you recommend, or which brands you like, or what happened when you visited Venice — is this information you’re happy to share, or not?

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.