Online independent retailer Etsy made an interesting move yesterday by rolling out a people search tool that allowed anyone to search buyers and sellers's accounts. This addition made everyone's favorites, and purchases public by default. The company has not yet issued a statement alerting users to this change, but if you don't want others to see what you've bought on the website, here's a quick tutorial on how to change your settings back to private.
Update: We've updated our post above to include additional information. Etsy has stated that it previously sent out emails to members in October alerting them to the upcoming change, and has also released an overview of the changes in its blog.