Google Searches Can Now Unearth Your Facebook Comments
November 2, 2011
By Taylor Hatmaker
While you’d have to be quite naive to assume anything you do online can remain private these days, a switch to Google’s search formula will dredge up yet another kind of online activity: your Facebook comments. Google uses a complex algorithm to determine what does and doesn’t appear in a simple search, and that oft-criticized formula is in a perpetual state of flux. While the comments you leave on your friends’ (or enemies’) Facebook walls aren’t yet fair game, it appears that any comment you leave on a website that you’ve logged into with your Facebook account can now pop up in a search.