Checking your Facebook Privacy Setting the Secure Way

By Jim Roberts | How-to

The issue of the Facebook’s privacy has been ongoing for several days now. The privacy setting in your account could be broken and once you get annoyed you file a report to Facebook. However, they cannot just as easily solve everyone’s problems.

You want to make sure that your account’s privacy setting is secured but Facebook has created a lot of pages which you need to fix to ensure that all the bases are covered. However, it is very much possible that you may have missed updating certain settings. Facebook’s labyrinth world has made it impossible for the not-so tech savvy user not to miss some key points in securing their privacy settings.


Now, there is a faster and more efficient way to check your Facebook account. It is a website that serves as a Facebook privacy scanner engine. To be more specific, the tool is called ReclaimPrivacy. This is very simple to use, just log on to and search for the link that says Scan for Privacy. Use that link in your bookmark feature in your browser.

Next, go to your Facebook account and click on the link that you bookmarked. You will then see that ReclaimPrivacy will run on top of your Facebook page. It will only take a few seconds for this tool to scan the 6 sectors of crucial privacy concerns inside your Facebook account. You will then know how secure your Facebook account is.

ReclaimPrivacy scans your personal information and your personalization settings. Most importantly, it also analyzes the settings that determine what information the people in your Facebook network unconsciously share about you.

ReclaimPrivacy has a ranking system for the report about your account’s security and privacy settings. You get a green for good or safe setting, yellow for cautionary areas and red for the unsecured areas. If you get a yellow or a red, the tool will help you by giving you specific steps on how to fix the problematic areas.

About the Author

Holding a dual degree in both Management and IT with 13 years of business experience, I am Jim F. Roberts from California, USA. Needless to say, I am a techy guy and I love exploring, checking out the latest gadgets and sharing my thoughts on a lot of things.