Scan Facebook Account for Privacy Leak Risk

May 18, 2010 | Filed under Online Service, Privacy


Facebook is the largest social networking website where you can probably find a lot of personal information about people. It is useful in a way to keep in touch with friends that you have lost touch with but if you did not configure your privacy settings properly, you will end up leaking a lot of your personal private information which you don’t want people that you are not so closed with to know about it.

One easy way to quickly check if you have a privacy risk on your Facebook account is by using the free online service ReclaimPrivacy. If you are using Firefox web browser, all you need to do is drag the “Scan for Privacy” link to your bookmark toolbar, then login to your Facebook account and then click on the bookmark which you have just added. ReclaimPrivacy will automatically inspect your Facebook privacy settings and warn you about settings that might be unexpectedly public.

Facebook Privacy Risk

If your Facebook account has privacy risk, there is a button which seems to be able to fix the privacy setting automatically but we have tested it and it doesn’t seem to work. However there are direct link which brings you to the setting so you can turn it off.

Facebook Privacy Scanner

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