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Facebook Changed Privacy Terms Before Launching Graph Search

By on January 18, 2013

A few days ago, Facebook introduced Graph Search, a social search engine that will ensure the best tool of the social network and its main objective will be to increase the interaction between users. It is not available for all but apparently Facebook in December prepared the way for the launch since they modified the terms of privacy so that users could avoid appearing in search results in Graph Search.

Graph Search promises to be a search engine with natural language, example “friends living in Barcelona” or “friends’ favorite restaurants in Barcelona”. To achieve this, Facebook added a new clause to its terms in December of privacy, which can be translated as follows:

When you hide information on your timeline, as posts or connections, you do not appear, but remember, anyone connected could see them; your content may appear on other’s timeline or in other searches. You can also delete or change the audience of your posts.

In short, if you want to completely disappear from the search you will have to check all your content. If you really know how to use Facebook, it will not be a big problem since it is assumed that the social network is focused on connecting people you actually know. It’s no secret that Graph Search is a desperate attempt to get Facebook users to engage more and a new way to monetize the social network.

There is still no official statement or explanation from Facebook on the subject. It seems that Mark Zuckerberg’s social network will give much to talk about in the coming months , and we anticipate that many users will be happy with the news of the new terms Privacy starting with the issue that there were no reported changes at any time.

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