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New Facebook Graph Search: How To Protect Privacy

The powerful social network launches a new feature.

In the latest evolution of Facebook, the powerful social network announced Graph Search, the capability to show users information from their Facebook network. Also, the new tool has business capabilities as well.

According to the Los Angeles Times, users can search for things like "movies liked by my friends" or "photos of me and (name of friend)."

But for all other queries, Microsoft-owned Bing search engine will handle the results. So when users search for something such as "Jay-Z concerts 2012," Facebook will pass off the search to Bing. Users then will see Bing's results on the left, and information from Facebook on the right. Users also will see Bing ads in both columns.

The launch is still in beta mode, and users have to sign up for a waiting list to get the feature. Also, it's only available now to English-speaking users, the Times reported.

Also, the feature can be used for businesses. According to Mashable.com, Sponsored Stories will show up in searches as will Sponsored Results.

In the attached video, Facebook details how you can protect your privacy with the Graph Search feature.

How do you use Facebook now? Will Graph Search change how you use the social network? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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