Close the Facebook
April 2, 2012 6:16 AM Subscribe
I thought that, once upon a time, my Facebook privacy settings were pretty locked down. Now, it seems like everyone on my friends list can see things I do on other friends' pages. Can I stop this?
posted by synecdoche to computers & internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have always tried to be diligent about keeping my Facebook privacy settings fairly strict. Lately, though, I've noticed something that never happened before. When I comment on a friend's post, other people who I am friends with (but have no relation to the person doing the posting) are able to see, comment on, and share the post.
For example, yesterday Friend A posted a picture. i commented on it. Then, Friend B, whose only connection to A is through me, shared the same picture as well. I don't think this used to happen.
Another example: Friend C posts a status update. I comment on that. Then, Friend D (again, no relation to C) comments on the status update as well.
The other thing that has happened is that I have posted a picture and restricted it to "Friends Only." Then, Friend E commented on it. Soon afterward, another person that I do not know "liked" the picture.
Now, I don't have anything on Facebook that I don't mind my mother or potential employer seeing. However, I find this to be a bit alarming. I don't expect Facebook to be completely private and secure, but I am still not sure how this is happening. I thought, at first, that my friends' posts were public, and therefore anybody could see them, but I am certain that my picture is "Friends Only" and yet a person who is not my Friend was apparently able to see it and interact with it.
I'd like this to stop, if at all possible. I don't mind things I post to my own Facebook page to be available to any of my friends, but I don't like the idea that I am opening up things my friends have posted to others that they have not explicitly authorized to see them.
Is there anything I can do about this? I have set up a number of lists of Friends, and that helps restrict my posts to my own page, but that doesn't seem to be precisely the problem.