How to Block Beacon and Other External Websites on Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted an apology for the Beacon service on the Facebook blog yesterday.   As part of this, he announced that Facebook users have option of blocking all external websites from sending information to their profile.  Here’s how you do it.

This is my Facebook profile.  On the top right hand corner, there’s a link to “privacy.”  Click on that.

Privacy One

This will take you to a list of the various options for privacy on Facebook.  Click on the last one, “External Websites”

Privacy Two

From there you will want to click the box that says “Don’t allow any websites to send stories to my profile.”   On this page, you can also see if any have tried.

Privacy Three

So now you can go forth and surf the web in relative peace of mind.  Or at least secure in the knowledge that your co-workers and friends won’t know what you’re doing on the Internet.


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