On their Blog, Facebook has just released a Q&A, answering questions relating to privacy issues with the company's new Graph Search. Here's what they had to say:
We wanted to take this opportunity to answer these questions about how Graph Search works, and to emphasize how important it is to us that people understand how to control who can see what they share on Facebook.
Before Graph Search began rolling out, we highlighted a set of upgraded privacy tools on Facebook encouraging people to review what they've shared. The upgraded privacy tools, and the reminder to use them, are part of an ongoing effort to encourage people to make choices that are right for them.
Privacy works consistently across Facebook, not just on Graph Search. When you control who you share your information with, you determine who it's shared with across Facebook - including News Feed, timeline and in Graph Search.
Below are some of the most common questions around Graph Search and privacy. The video and links below give more info on how privacy works on Facebook and in Graph Search.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I control what information shows up about me in Graph Search?
You control the audience of information you share on Facebook. For each piece of content you own, you can choose whether that information is shared with Public, Friends, Only Me, Custom or specific lists of people.
Graph Search is aware of these privacy settings. Go to your Activity Log to review and control who can see what you share on Facebook.
How do I control the audience of my likes?
You control who you share your interests and likes with on Facebook.
To do this, go to your timeline and click the "Likes" box at the top.
Each category of interests and likes has its own privacy setting.
If, for example, you choose to only let your friends see your interests, then your friends are the only people who will see that you like those interests anywhere on Facebook: in News Feed, on your timeline and in Graph Search.