Updated: Disable Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program

Facebook has recently begun to roll out their new "Improved Privacy Controls". This changes how some privacy settings are accessed on the Facebook website. A previous article on TechUserFriendly.com dealt with how to change Facebook’s Instant Personalization Pilot Program privacy settings, so that it would be disabled for your account. But depending on if Facebook has applied these "Improved Privacy Controls" to your Facebook account, those instructions may no longer apply to you, and instead the instructions below may be applicable.

How To: Disable Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program

A recent new feature from Facebook is the Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program, which acts to personalize your visits to other selected partner websites such as MicrosoftDocs.com, Pandora, and Yelp. To get greater control over your online privacy in relation to Facebook, you may choose to opt-out of this program. If you do not want this feature activated, then you can disable it through the Facebook Privacy Settings, using the steps shown here.

How To: Hide Your Facebook Friends List On Your Profile

With recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings, you can once again hide your Facebook Friends list, so that no one else can see who your Facebook friends are from your profile page. Facebook has gone through many changes to their privacy settings and policy over the past several months. For a while, you could not completely hide your Facebook Friends list from people who had access to your profile page. But now, you can prevent others from viewing your Friends list if you wish.

Fix Yellow Spots or Blotches in Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Photos

Depending on how you use the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 camera, in certain lighting conditions, you may notice that yellow spots (or yellow blotches) can appear on your photos. Perhaps not many ZS3 owners notice though, or at least it seems that this yellow spot issue does not bother or impact most Panasonic ZS3 owners, since there is not much discussion about the issue online. But these yellow spots can be largely fixed by using some freely available software. This issue has also been seen in other cameras, so the solution described here can apply to photos taken with many other cameras as well.