The unofficial guide to Facebook privacy

To fully understand the privacy of Facebook and how it’s likely to evolve, you need to understand one thing: Facebook executives want everyone to be public.

As the service evolves, executives tend to favor our open access to information, meaning information you think is private will slowly become public, but that doesn’t mean you can be private if you want to.

Facebook gives its users the option to lock things down, but users need to be aware of their controls, how to use them and how to prepare for future Facebook privacy changes. Facebook has not and will not make information obvious, and that’s where this guide comes in.