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So your laughing at the title but hey dont laugh to hard because they could whore you out for their advertising, without asking you and you don't make a dime. Have you read over their TOS (Terms of Service)? Well its changed some. Here is a part you might not have noticed:

 
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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.

Well it happened to a guy name Peter Smith, he got a add to the side of his facebook for singles in his area - here it the problem the pic on it was HIS WIFE. He didn't find it too funny neither did his wife.

 
Facebook Privacy Settings Tutorial
 

So how do you stop this? Well you need to change your settings:

 

Settings -> Privacy -> News Feed and Wall -> Facebook Ads -> Appearance in Facebook Ads and click "no one.

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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

Thanks Debbie!

I noticed a while ago before the TOS /privacy update that this tab used to be called Social Ads (maybe it was a checkbox, I can't recall exactly) and I was able to check NO, I do not want to appear in social ads.

When I go to Facebook Ads tab, it gives me the heading, but no content... just a blank screen. Is this because I am on Only Friends (essentially going dark/invisible)? Does anyone else notice this.

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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

what do you mean only blank? I go to mine and I see the stuff but it shows me that I'm marked as:

Appearing in facebook ads: No One

(just like in the last pic above)

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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out? Privacy Settings

Blank as in... no question, no DropBox/checkbox, nothing but the tab.
If you have access to options under that tab, then I think it's me. I've noticed this for a while.

 
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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

strange. I see all of my settings on mine

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so I take it there is no changing those settings for you. What about your other settings do you see those?

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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

I do see and can control all the other settings. This has always been the one thing I cant see to even change. Like I said, when it used to ask "Do you want to be removed from Social Ads," I could see that. But not now that it is called Facebook ads.

Weird. I am not that worried about it, but was curious if anyone else had that issue.

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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

Disable your AdBlock Plus, then you will be able to see your check boxes. Same thing happened to me. Apparently when you block the ads, it also blocks your options to control them I don''t Know


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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

Wow... Thank you. That totally worked. Good news too is that my settings (now that I can see them) were already set at No One. Nice... appreciate your help.

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Not a problem. Big Grin


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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

Mine was already set at no one. I make sure my friends have Ad Block Plus installed so most of friends wouldn't have seen this any ads with me in them anyway. Still nice to know about. I would imagine this could cause quite a ruckus in a persons life.

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Re: Is Facebook Whoring You Out?

I just saw this the other day when i was dipsy-doodling around facebook. Great Post SM!
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