Social Networking

Facebook Using Profile Photos in Ads

Posted in News, Social Networking, The Web on July 20th, 2009 by Jeff – 1 Comment

As it turns out, Facebook can use your profile photo in ads. You can disable this easily enough but if you use AdBlock Plus, you’ll need to disable it before adjusting your Facebook settings. If you do not, you won’t be able to see the form.

From Jim M. Goldstein’s blog, this is the series of steps required for you to

All you have to do to prevent this is sign in to Facebook and click through to (get ready) -> Settings -> Privacy -> News Feed and Wall -> Facebook Ads -> Appearance in Facebook Ads and click “no one.”

And remember, if you use Firefox and AdBlock Plus you will need to disable AdBlock Plus in order to actually see the settings to disable the use of your photo in advertisements.

Of course, if you want to see your smiling face in online dating ads, just leave things the way they are.

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