Even I set privacy to friends only, why people still can see the info on FB?

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I set the privacy settings of my personal FB account to "Friend only" for max security. However, from my just created FB account, I made friend with somebody at school who is a friend of my friend in the personal FB account. Later, I see a list of suggested friends including my personal FB account. I clicked on my personal FB account and surprisingly, I can see all my personal information including About, profile photos and cover photos. How come a new person (my just created FB accont) who is not a friend of my personal FB account have access to all the information I set to "Friend only"?
     
  2. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Because you're logged in already? Try searching for your account when logged off or from the computer of a friend who's logged onto their account to see what info is visible.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have personal account logged in under Safari while my newly created account logged in under Dolphin. So, even having two accounts logged on from different browsers on the same iPhone, they share information?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So do you just see profile information and that's it, not posts and all of that?
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I see profile information, photos, people's and my comments on photos. Friend list is hidden.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    All of your photos? Any other posts like status updates basically?
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Profile photos and cover photos. How can I hide those from people who are not my friends as well?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I believe like your name those are basically part of your public facing pieces of Facebook.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The only way to stay truly hidden on Facebook is not to use Facebook. I gave up on trying to lock down my profile and now I don't care who sees what.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can certainly lock down plenty of it, just not everything.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If friends tag you in something or link to you most likely others will see it. Sure you can set it up to approve all tags and posts from others but at some point you defeat the purpose of Facebook.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I guess that depends on one's use of it.
     

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