Like all things Facebook, the social network's new Graph Search will certainly generate privacy worries — the main function of the "third pillar" of Facebook is pretty much creeping, after all. Indeed, while CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in announcing the social-search tool Tuesday that the new product was built as "privacy aware," the social network is also touting Graph Search's ability to find things you like and meet new people, based entirely on data you've been sharing before this thing existed. Zuckerberg even suggested Facebook could turn into a kind of dating service as people met friends with similar interests — not exactly comforting if a too-clever Graph Searcher stumbles upon your old spring-break photo because you forget to check the right boxes all over again. From a new set of opt-out options to just how much of your preferences are now searchable — and sellable — here's everything you need to know about protecting yourself from the many advances of Graph Search.
There Is No Way to Opt Out