Disabling Facebook Places

Facebook has introduced a new feature called “Places.” Facebook Places lets you check yourself and your friends into physical locations, publishing the information on your wall. The feature is similar to foursquare, but without the fun stuff.

I’m not a big fan of broadcasting my location, and I hate the idea that my Facebook is giving my friends the ability to reveal my location. So I disabled the feature.

It’s easy to disable Facebook Places, if you know where to do it. There are three different setting that you need to change to render this privacy invading feature dormant. Lifehacker made a good “How to” video.

If you really want to try location based services, foursquare is a lot more interesting.

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