There is nowhere to hide on Facebook. The social media giant plans to finalize the removal of the privacy setting that allows users to control who can search their name.
The company first rolled out its plans to eliminate the service in December 2012. Last year’s privacy-policy update ditched the security setting for members who were not using it, but now those who have the filter enabled have nowhere to hide.
This decision is part of an effort to enhance Facebook's search feature, which included an upgrade to the Social Graph to allow users to search almost anything.
Facebook will notify those still using the setting through a warning post, and from now on will feature a reminder notice when a user is posting something publicly.