Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Facebook 'Instant personalization' launches: How to disable it, and why

Facebook’s ‘instant personalization’ feature is to be switched on today, allowing the walls between the social network and the world to be broken through for a seamless experience for all.

While many have not been able to access the instant personalization feature yet, it turns on today. More worryingly, it is turned on by default so many will be entirely unaware the feature even exists.

However, this raises serious privacy concerns amongst the 500 million and growing population of the social network, with the potential for better targeted adverts and more of your data handed out to other websites. Information that is set or has been set to ‘Everyone’ may have already been copied elsewhere.