Monday, February 1, 2010

Facebook & Privacy: Are You Exposed?

  • Do you have a Facebook account?
  • Did you choose the default privacy settings instead of setting your own?
  • Are you wondering what others can learn about you?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, take a few minutes to read the article 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now by Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb.

Perez's article discusses Facebook's December privacy policy changes, explains ways the changes may increase exposure of private information, and gives tips for checking and setting your Facebook privacy settings to control:

  • who can see the things you share (status updates, photos, videos, etc.),
  • who can see your personal information, and
  • what Google can see (i.e. keeping your data off the search engines).

The article also links to additional articles discussing Facebook's recent changes and privacy concerns.

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