Admit it or not, most of us use Facebook for stalking purposes. Well, Facebook is made for that, isn't it? You extract stalking from Facebook, there is almost nothing left.

With Graph search, stalking has taken a whole new level. The privacy policy stays the same but now the data could be retrieved in a more compact and arranged format.

The Display Photo

Many people around the world feel safe after putting their display photos in privacy. But does making the display photo private mean that nobody can see it? This is not the case. Install a good Hover Zoom app from Chrome Web store into your Google Chrome and you are all set to see anyone's profile photo, public or not!

Keeping a Track of Activities

While the private activities stay private; there is no loophole to see them. The public activities could be traced easily. Here, the powerful tool of Graph Search comes into play. For example, seeing what photos your target likes, search for 'photos liked by XYZ'. You could dig in deeper by searching with the query 'Photos XYZ commented on'. Similarly, using smart Graph search queries, you could see the photos of XYZ with ABC. You could see the stuff they like and the places they have been to.

Gathering the Public Photos of your target

Many times, people are tagged and tag themselves carelessly on Facebook. But with Graph Search, it is advisable to be careful with tagging. Typing 'Photos of XYZ' would result in a compilation of all the public photos of your target.

If your target is your friend too!

We don't always stalk the people who are not on our friend list. Many times, we stalk our friends too. All the above tricks, if applied on stalking a person already in your friends list, will provide much better and elaborate results.

Stalking might feel immoral, but it is fun! Isn't it?

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There are many dangers of using Facebook to individuals and businesses. These dangers are from low to very high severity. Find out the top dangers of Facebook below.

1. Account Hacking

Hackers are constantly stealing your Facebook account details. Researchers at an Internet security company VeriSign found out that a hacker was selling Facebook account username and passwords for as little as $25, and it was found that he had more than 1.5 million account details with him

There are more than 400 million Facebook accounts. If one hacker has 1.5 million account, imagine how many more hackers there are on earth and how many accounts have already been hacked and will be hacked in future by these hackers. The person who has your Facebook account can do anything to your account such as steal your personal information, information about your family for sending purposeful threats, publish unacceptable posts, harass your friends, and many other things like that.

2. Your Search on Facebook is Not Safe

Everything we search on the Facebook site with the new Open Graph feature is shared with third parties. Your search keywords are shared with other companies, so that they will know what people is looking for, what are your interests etc.

3. People with Fake Profiles

There are people who have fake profiles and their purpose is to harass someone, or to find out something about a specific person or to spy on you, or some other thing like that.

These people may have a profile picture of your friend or something that is very catchy. They have these so that the other person may easily accept their friend request and later they can easily see what they have been up to, spy on them and be successful in their evil mission.

4. Your Facebook Privacy Settings Get Reset

Every year, Facebook redesigns their Facebook functionality a few times. And every time they do this, your Privacy settings go back to Default, and you won't know when this happens.  So, all your information is made public, you become easily searchable, so your privacy is not protected anymore, unless you do all the Privacy settings again in your Facebook account.

5. 419 Scam

There has been a scam called the 419 Scam. In this, a hacker would hack your Facebook friend's account and then from his account he will message you saying things like "Hey, I am in trouble, I have been looted on gun point on the road and I need money, please send 100$ to me urgently.

If you have a business and run a Business page on Facebook and one of your employees is hacked, you can imagine how much harm the hacker can cause to your business, for posting/commenting things that are bad for your business.

6. Downloading Malware Unknowingly

You know when you are browsing through your Facebook timeline, some ads are displayed at right. There are thousands of advertisers and Facebook can not really know which ad is legitimate and safe. There have been many ads which when people clicked asked them to download a latest and very efficient antivirus. And when you download it, you are actually downloading a virus instead.

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It is very easy to delete your Facebook ad.  You may be running so many ads that now you want to delete an old ad., or maybe you've created an ad incorrectly or perhaps it is no longer required so you want to delete it?

The steps below describe how to delete your Facebook ad:

Step 1: Go to Ads Manager

Step 2: Click on 'All Ads' to display all your ads

Step 3: At right of the ad that you want to delete, in the 'Status' column, click on ad status icon, and then click 'Deleted'. Once you click 'Deleted' your ad will be deleted.

This was how to delete a Facebook ad. Remember ad once deleted can not be recovered, so before deletion make sure you really want to delete it.

Graph Search is a search engine introduced by Facebook in March 2013. It allows users to use natural language queries to search for the required results instead of links. The information required to carry out different searches is obtained from the users' own network of friends as well as Microsoft's Bing search engine.

The Graph Search was initially launched in January 2013 as a preview for some English users in the United States. Although the Graph Search uses a search logarithm which is similar to that used by traditional search engines like Google, it has the capability to match phrases and objects on Facebook.

What Does Graph Search Do

The Graph Search will enable the users to carry out detailed searches by just using a short combination of words. For example, if a person wants to know that which of his friends like Harry Potter movies, he will just have to type 'friends who like Harry Potter' in the search bar. Similarly if someone wants to find some people who live in New York, he will simply have to search 'people who live in New York'. The users can also make some complicated searches like 'friends who live in Paris and like Cristiano Ronaldo'. All in all, the Graph Search feature of Facebook will make it a lot easier for the users to carry out searches and find out about people with specific interests from all over the world.

Graph Search will also enable people to search photographs taken at a particular place of their interest, for example one can easily take a look at some pictures of the Great Wall of China by searching 'photos of the Great Wall of China'.

But people are already concerned about their privacy even though the feature hasn't been launched yet. Nobody wants an unknown person to view their private photos and have a look at their personal information. People don't want others to know about some embarrassing pages that they have liked. Facebook has ensured its users that others won't be able to view those pieces of information that they have hidden from them.

So before the Graph Search is released, make sure that you have updated your privacy settings to solve some of the issues that may be encountered during the initial days of this feature.

What You Can Search With Facebook Graph Search
  • Photos of underwater photography
  • Friends who live in your city
  • Ski-resorts your friends have been to
  • Restaurants nearby that your friends like
  • Photos of your friends, from your high school