How to opt out of Facebook social ads

by Volker Weber

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Facebook has started to use your "Likes" and "Checkins" in social ads. People are more likely to click on their friend's recommendations. If you don't like Facebook using your recommendations for commercial activities, you can easily opt out. Set these two settings to "No one":

  1. https://www.facebook.com/editaccount.php?ads&pane=social
  2. https://www.facebook.com/editaccount.php?ads&pane=platform

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Comments

I am not aware of having made any changes on these settings (definitely not in the past few weeks) but they were already set to "no one" for me.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2011-06-06

Ragnar, I have made this recommendation before. These settings are on by default.

Volker Weber, 2011-06-06

Ach ja, Facebook... gibt's das immer noch? Komm' wunderbar ohne aus. ;-)

Thomas Langel, 2011-06-06

Facebook privacy settings changes when they release enhancements can be described like this.

You get up in the morning, putting on the same pair of pants you wore yesterday, (assuming you didn't need to wash them). You get to the train station, and wait for the train.

You are bewildered that everyone is staring at you. You look down to realise that facebook cut the arse out of them when you were asleep. By then it's too late, everyone has seen your private bits by now. The risk of using "free" social systems. Facebook is evil.

Giulio Campobassi, 2011-06-08

As a reminder this chart from a year ago points out the erosion of privacy over the last 5 years.

Your personal data is very important to the value of facebook which has (somehow) justified its $70B(?!?!) price tag.

Giulio Campobassi, 2011-06-08

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