How to Shut off Beacon in Facebook

Now that Facebook has allowed you to opt-out of their “Beacon” system, here’s how you do it.

First, click the “Privacy” tab in the upper right hand corner on your page. You’ll see a page like this. Select “Edit Setting” under External Websites:

How to Opt-Out of Beacon

Next, just check the box that says “Don’t allow any websites to send stories to my profile” as you can see in the picture below.

How to Shut off Facebook's Beacon

Don’t get me wrong. We’re a social media agency. We support social media marketing. We support clever use of technology to help people connect with products they care about. But this wasn’t that. It was rushed to market, poorly thought out and a real privacy invasion.

Back to the drawing board Facebook.

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