How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are Searchable

As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you've ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career. Which, yes, sounds pretty terrifying, but don't worry—we're here to help you cover your tracks. » 10/01/13 11:20am 10/01/13 11:20am

How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Now That Graph Search Is Here

Graph Search is Facebook's bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public updates from Gizmodo employees who also like hot air ballooning. It's been available the last several months in beta, but today it… » 7/09/13 12:42pm 7/09/13 12:42pm

Facebook's Most Overlooked Design Change

Facebook showed us its new News Feed yesterday. It's as pretty as anyone could have hoped, and a wonderful update to the design. But lost in the big images and new feeds was a pretty major change that actually started weeks ago: The first thing you look at on Facebook's page has moved. » 3/08/13 12:46pm 3/08/13 12:46pm

Facebook's Now Hiding Public Pages From Google's Prying Eyes

As The Register learned, in part of an ongoing effort to turn Facebook into its own, closed little ecosystem, Zuck's empire has closed off public events to, well, the public. Account-holding stalkers only, please. » 1/29/13 1:40pm 1/29/13 1:40pm

Should You Ruin Lives with Facebook Search?

Facebook search can find a lot of cool things, like every photo you've liked, friends who share interests, friends who share restaurants, and maybe even your next wife! (?) But it could also completely destroy someone's existence. Should we? » 1/25/13 5:40pm 1/25/13 5:40pm

How Everybody Will Use Facebook Graph Search (Hint: Inappropriately)

Nick Douglas of Slacktory shows everybody how Facebook Graph Search, as awesome as it can be, will quickly devolve into a completely inappropriate search engine for finding MILFs, GILFs, pictures taken at the beach and anything of that nature. Basically, it's going to start innocently with people trying to find… » 1/22/13 9:00pm 1/22/13 9:00pm

Who Does Facebook Search Screw the Most?

Graph Search, which we're going to call Facebook search from here on out because nobody wants to read or write "Graph Search," is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over its rivals—which companies lose the most? » 1/16/13 1:20pm 1/16/13 1:20pm

3 Privacy Settings You Must Change Before Using Facebook Graph Search

Tweaking your Activity Log just became a necessary and tedious new part of being a Facebook user. Thanks to the service's new Graph Search feature, all that profile info you've painstakingly updated over the years (employer, home town, relationship status, movie likes, etc) and all the photos you've added over time,… » 1/16/13 11:00am 1/16/13 11:00am

These People Are Now Sharing Horrible Things About Themselves Thanks to…

FB's glistening new search engine makes finding interesting things about yourself, your past, and all of your friends excitingly easy. It also makes it a cinch to find strangers who are openly racist, sexist, and generally embarrassing. This is fun! » 1/15/13 11:21pm 1/15/13 11:21pm

Facebook Sure Is Taking This Graph Search Thing Seriously

Facebook, home of the Like, News Feed and Timeline, is now a social search company. Or at least it desperately wants to be. AllThingsD Senior Editor and friend of Gizmodo Mike Isaac snapped a picture of the new front sign at Facebook HQ and it's now the Graph Search logo. Before it was the ubiquitous thumbs up Like… » 1/15/13 8:40pm 1/15/13 8:40pm

Here's What Using the New Facebook Search Looks Like

Facebook Graph Search is an amazing feature with a terrible name. It takes the massive, inordinate amount of personal information and experiences you've charted over the years, and pulls them up with a few keystrokes. Watch it in action. » 1/15/13 2:56pm 1/15/13 2:56pm

What Is Facebook Graph Search?

Facebook's big announcement today was Graph Search. It's a deeply important step for Facebook. But it's also kind of unlike other search systems out there, and adds a bunch of new ways to use Facebook. Here's how it works. » 1/15/13 2:20pm 1/15/13 2:20pm

How To Get on the Waiting List For Facebook Graph Search Right Now

Facebook's Graph Search landing page is live now at Unfortunately, this is not actually the live product but just an explainer. To get on the waiting list, head over to the page, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the "Join Waiting List" button. Facebook will notify you when it's your… » 1/15/13 1:36pm 1/15/13 1:36pm

Facebook Just Declared War on Google: Meet Your New Search Engine

Today's big bad Facebook revelation is a search engine—not for the web, but for your entire life. And it's just another step in Facebook's attempt to conquer the entire Internet. This is Graph Search. » 1/15/13 1:05pm 1/15/13 1:05pm