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Facebook Places - How to set your privacy settings to keep control

Predictably, as soon as Facebook launched its new Foursquare killer Places app, everyone started screaming about privacy. So here's a quick how-to on changing your Facebook privacy settings to protect your whereabouts in the world. I've included screen shots of my settings.

First - from your profile page, click on the Account tab and select Privacy Settings. At the bottom of that page you will see Customize settings. Click on that link.

Facebook Places privacy NORTH

Navigate down to the Places I check in to box and select Friends only. You can also select Customize and change it to Only Me. Below that box you will see Include me in "People Here Now" after I check in. Uncheck enable.

Facebook Places privacy NORTH

Facebook Places privacy NORTH

Scroll down to Things others share. You will see Friends can check me in to Places. Select Disabled.

Facebook Places privacy NORTH

I hope this helps.

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