Facebook is working to correct a pair of bugs, with one affecting users’ ability to display events they are attending on their Timelines, and the other preventing them from viewing their search histories on the social network. UPDATE: The bug affecting search histories has been corrected, according to Facebook.
Odds are, if you’ve connected with an application on Facebook, you’ve seen the familiar warning that it can post to your Timeline and on friends’ News Feeds on your behalf. There’s a way you can go back and fix this through the activity log, so the app’s activity can only be seen by you. You can also remove the app if you don’t want it to have access to your profile anymore.
With testing of Facebook’s new graph search feature in full swing, the social network took steps to reassure parents of teens that their children are not at risk, outlining steps that were taken to protect users aged 13 to 17.
Facebook’s recently introduced graph search feature rekindled a host of familiar privacy concerns, and the social network used a post in its Newsroom to remind users about privacy settings and options that are available to them.
What started in New Zealand continues in the U.S., as Facebook officially announced that it began rolling out the new privacy tools it announced earlier this month, starting in the U.S. and rolling out globally by year-end.
Facebook has an extensive set of privacy controls, but many users simply don’t know how to access them. The site wants to change that. On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it is making it easier to control who sees your posts, such as introducing privacy shortcuts and clearer instructions when posting.
Facebook is widely known as the social network, but now it is making more progress toward becoming the search network. Not long after Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has a renewed focus on search, the site announced a change in its activity log, which now saves Facebook searches.
Facebook has added a drop-down menu to the like button on pages that gives users who have liked those pages the options of adding those pages to interest lists, showing the likes in their news feeds, and unliking the pages.