Friday, July 24

Third Party Ads using your pictures on Facebook must be stopped!!!!

Third Party Ads using your pictures on Facebook must be stopped!!!!


Here is what Faceebook Says: HERE

"Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user's friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends. These respect all privacy rules. You may opt out of appearing in your friends' Facebook Ads below."



Here are some examples of ads you will find on third party apps that can not be prevented:




These third party ads can not be prevented according to Allfacebook.com . In the recently published article by Nick O'Neill HERE :
He stats "Following Download Squad’s instructions will not solve the problem. That’s because ad networks do not check to see the setting that Download Squad explains how to modify. This misunderstanding is now creating a substantial amount of buzz and even Mashable has misinterpreted the policies set forth by Facebook. The result is that tons of people on Twitter are now talking about this questionable policy."




However you can prevent Facebook itself from using your pictures in ads.

To block Facebook from using your pics , click on "Settings" up at the top where you see the Logout link. Select "Privacy". Then select "Newsfeeds and Wall". Next select the tab that reads FACEBOOK ADS. There is a drop down box, select "No One". Then save your changes.

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30 comments:

Debi said...

NOT!!!!

timothy said...

yeah!

kristina said...

it's interesting to that many people didn't know about that feature and that they are just now realizing it. clicking that little button was one of the first things i did when i got my facebook

Hand crocheted bookmarks said...

I had heard about this a while back, but forgot to check into it. Thanks for sharing how to prevent this!

And by the way, I don't like it at all!

timothy said...

Kristina.. you should have told us!! hehe

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing this. I had no clue as to how this was done. I appreciate your help. And I do not like that they can do this to begin with!

Giovanna said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!!

starrybluesky said...

thanks for highlighting this ! I wouldn't like them to use my images either !

Seasideweaver said...

Thanks for letting us know about this!

rustiqueart said...

I actually just read one of my friends posts about this. And then I see you posted on your blog. Must be someone got burned on this to have quite the buzz going on. Thank you for posting this and help getting the word out.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

arrrggghhhh....made the changes....arrrggghhhh, again...

rosebud101 said...

Thanks, Tim, for the information!

Lanee' said...

Don't like it at all! thanks for the info

Crazy4Cards designs by Kim said...

Thanks Tim!

Jeans and a Sweatshirt said...

I always wondered how that could happen, and if it could be stopped, thanks Tim. I'm going to fix it right now.

Meredith said...

Thanks for the info Tim! -- although my Facebook Ads tab has no dropdown menu (right click, left click, or hover.)

D'Beadery.etsy.com said...

I know Timothy Adams from Etsy, and he seriously rocks!

libu said...

thanks, I had no idea...we are so vunerable on the internet..I just updated my settings....you are on top of everything!!

Hil-ink said...

I heard it wasn't true via snopes. Just now.

cccraftstudio said...

Thanks for letting us know about this- wouldn't mind if it were making a free ad but we know that's not happening!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this also mean your friends won't be able to post to your wall?

Electronic Cigar said...

Very Interesting post! Thanks for sharing with us.

SiSi said...

Thanks for sharing this Tim, I didn't even know they could do something like this!!

Barbra said...

Thank you!!!

self taught artist said...

its important to always check out all the behind the scene options...especially when it comes to privacy. good post for people, i've linked to it on my FB page.

Irit Elazar Cohen said...

Thank you for this important info, I don't think I'd ever find out about it. You have super helpful tips Tim
and I appreciate you share them with the rest of us. Irit

TheNightJar said...

thats pretty lame, thanks for the heads up!

Cecil and Co. said...

Thanks again Tim for the great info!

Libby said...

Thanks for the info. I had no idea.

K. Joann Russell said...

Thanks, Tim. How I missed this post before, I don't know. Answered some of my concerns on FB. As they say, "which part of NO do you not understand?"

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