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Video: How to Protect Your Privacy With Facebook's New Graph Search

The powerful social network launches a new feature. Read about it, and view the attached video for privacy information.

In an announcement Jan. 15, Facebook revealed Graph Search, the capability to show users information from their Facebook network. The new tool also has business capabilities.

According to the Los Angeles Times, users can search for things like "movies liked by my friends" or "photos of me and (name of friend)."

But for all other queries, Microsoft-owned Bing search engine will handle the results. So when users search for something such as "jay-z concerts 2012," Facebook will pass off the search to Bing. Users then will see Bing's results on the left, and information from Facebook on the right. Users also will see Bing ads in both columns.

The launch is still in beta release, and users have to sign up for a waiting list to get the feature. Also, it's only available now to English-speaking users, the Times reported.

Also, the feature can be used for businesses. According to Mashable.com, Sponsored Stories will show up in searches as will Sponsored Results.

In the attached video, Facebook details how you can protect your privacy with the Graph Search feature.

-- How do you use Facebook now? Will Graph Search change how you use the social network? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Gina Dixon January 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM
you cannot protect your privacy, try it yourself, if you posted on anyones wall or was tagged, or added photos, facebook owns them legaly. you can't control, just try and set your stuff to private, then have a person who is not your friend, find you .. in 3 seconds, or going to those places you were tagged or posted reveals your profile pic , name, location and more. and Facebook won't change it, otherwise they can't use their money making search tool , and you can't control when other users start tagging you and you don't want to be tagged.. its a nightmare

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