Just because you share your thoughts with your Facebook friends doesn’t mean you want to share them with the entire world. So Facebook’s security features are essential to know and learn.
11. Opt Out of Suggested Tagging
Thanks to new facial-recognition technology, Facebook is semi-automating photo tagging. To stop the service from suggesting photos of you to be tagged by your friends, go to Account > Account Settings > Privacy > Customize Settings > Things Others Share. Then disable “Suggest photos of me to friends.”
12. Report Offensive or Inappropriate Content
With Facebook’s social reporting tool, you can notify a member of your community, as well as Facebook, when you see something you think is inappropriate or offensive.
To report a Wall Post/Comment:
To report a Picture:
To report a Video:
13. Control What Information About You Appears in Bing Facebook Recommendations
When you’re logged into Facebook and you visit Bing, you’ll see what your friends have liked. To control whether your likes and interests appear in that space, go to Account > Privacy Settings. Click on View Settings at the top of the page. Next to “See your likes, activities and other connections,” you’ll see a drop-down menu to restrict that access to specific people.
14. Edit Whose News Feed You See
15. Stop Facebook Spam and Malware
Visit apps.facebook.com/mypagekeeper to add a free app designed to protect your Facebook wall and personal information from malware and spam. Called MyPageKeeper, the app scans and monitors all content posted on your wall and in your news feed. To lock down your profile, click the + button at the top of the app’s Facebook page. Then check Allow to enable the app to run in the background.
16. Remove a Malware-Filled App
Malware often enters a Facebook account when you enable an infected app. To review your apps and look for possible problems:
17. Recover Your Account from a Hack
If your account is hacked or taken over by someone else, one method for recovering it is to ask for a little help from your friends. From the Forgot Your Password link on the login page, you can designate a few trusted folks to receive a unique security code and instructions on how to help you out. You’ll need to call your friends to get these specific series of letters and numbers, which help verify that you are who you say you are because you are in contact with the friends you designated. Enter the codes, then you’ll need to wait 24 hours before Facebook will allow you to log back in as yourself.