“Instant Personalization” was launched by Facebook last year at their developers conference. This new feature gives approved sites (Bing, TripAdvisor, Clicker, Rotten Tomatoes, Docs, Pandora, Yelp, and Scribd) access to your information and content that you have made available to everyone. The user must be logged in to Facebook when visiting the site, and it allows the site to offer a “customized” user experience. Most people are not comfortable with Facebook sharing their data, and you must choose to opt out of the feature. In typical Facebook fashion, instant personalization is turned on by default.
1. Click “Account” at the top right of the page and then select “Privacy Settings
2. Select “Applications & Websites”
3. Locate “Instant Personalization” at the bottom of the page and click “Edit Settings”
4. Uncheck the box (You don’t have to confirm or press save. It is safe to navigate away from the page after your deselection.)
5. Tell your friends and family to do the same.