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Did you know that, once again, Facebook has changed its privacy policies? At the top of the FB page is a lock icon. Click it for more privacy settings.

14DWhat do visitors see? To view how visitors see your Facebook page, go to “Timeline and Tagging,” then hit “Review what other people see on your timeline/View As.”

Posts by friends. Click “Timeline and Tagging” to prevent a visitor’s unwanted post from showing. Then click “Enabled,” as this will allow you to “review posts friends tag you in before they appear.” Designate who can post on your timeline, ideally just “Only Me.”

Unauthorized logins. To prevent someone from logging onto your FB account, go to “Security” and click “Login Approvals,” and proceed from there. This way if someone tries to login from a computer other than your own, they’ll need to see the security code that FB sends to your mobile phone.

Search engine access. If you don’t want everyone finding your Facebook page by simply entering your name into a search engine, click “Privacy,” then “No” to “Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline?”

Old posts. In the “Privacy” setting is an option for limiting old images. You may not want everyone to see all of your timeline. You can also set up things so that you can review new posts by others as they come in.

Liked businesses. Where it says “Ads and Friends” click “Ads,” then “Edit.” Next click “No One” where it says “Pair my social actions with ads.” This will prevent you from becoming associated with a particular business.

Apps. Go to “Apps” if you don’t want everyone seeing what apps you use on Facebook. Change the “App Visibility” to “Only Me.” In “Apps Settings” are more options.

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