The ONLY true part of this whole post is that FB DOES have a fairly new function called "graph search." You may be familiar with the site called Snopes that examines many commonly reported stories and after research, reports if they are truth or myth. They have also affirmed that this story about facebook is not true. You can read their research here.
"Graph search" does NOT make your likes, comments or photos be seen by people all over the world. Your photos can only be seen by those you chose. For many, fixing these privacy settings is 2nd nature but for the rest of us, this is an easy, step by step "how to" to set your privacy the way YOU want it on Facebook. Note: click on any of the screen shot photos below to see a larger version.
Status Updates or Posts
|Status or posting box|
Note in the box above there arrow pointing out the drop down arrow. This same drop down arrow appears on the photo screen (note below.)
When you click on either the posting or photo screen on this drop down arrow you see the option box shown above. By default it is set on public. You may change it so that your post or photo is seem only by your "friends," by only yourself or if you click "custom" you can put specific friends in the box. In this way you are limiting all your posts to your desired setting. This setting can be changed for each status update or photo you post.
However, if you direct people to un-click the options when they hover their cursor over "friends" on your profile picture, your photos and posts will not be seen by them. In effect, they are telling facebook they don't want to see any of the options that are unchecked.
Privacy SettingsThere is one way that unwanted persons can see photos of you. If a friend posts a photos of you and has it set to "public," or if someone "tags" you in a photo that you posted just to friends. There are a few ways to prevent this most of the time. On the top right on your facebook page there is a little gear symbol. (see below.)
|Access privacy settings here|
I'm not a professional facebook guru but since I'm interested in keeping what I want private...private, while sharing the rest with the world - I try to keep abreast of all the changes and myths that circulate about facebook and other social media sites. If you have any questions that I didn't address on this topic or something still doesn't seem clear I welcome your questions in the comments below. I will reply with an answer and edit this article to explain it more clearly. See you on Facebook!