Published on July 17, 2014
The Easy Guide to Facebook Privacy in 3 Steps: The Easy Guide to Facebook Privacy in 3 Steps PowerPoint Presentation: Let's get this out of the way. If you want true privacy, don't use Facebook. But if you are like the billions of other people in the world, you have made the tradeoff that is online social interaction and your private life. Which there is nothing wrong with. But in light of the ever-changing and rotating Facebook privacy rules, it's good to know what you can do to protect yourself, if at least for the near future (or until they change the tools and rules again). Past is Prologue: Past is Prologue The issue: Most of us would conclude that our privacy is compromised in a single photograph that we didn't want anyone to see. But this isn't true. The real truth about privacy is that it degrades over time. It's no matter if you logged into Facebook at Denny's one afternoon, but it matters a lot if you log into Facebook every Wednesday at 1:15. The fix: Click on "Activity Log." This will take you to a compendium of your Facebook history, all of your likes, posts, photos, tags, etc. From here you can scroll through and change who views what, remove yourself from old tags, or hide other things altogether. You can unlike things too, but it won't do too much good. Facebook logs that history even after you "un-like" something. Disclosure Can Hurt: Disclosure Can Hurt The issue: Remember when Facebook was cramming the "Check-in" thing down all of your throats? At first it seemed fun. But security experts agree that exorbitant "checking-in" can cause a privacy issue. And it's even worse when we're talking about the geo-tagging in smart phones. The fix: On your mobile device, access a dialog box, and if you see a location arrow make sure that it is grayed out. Make sure it stays gray, because if it's blue, you are essentially broadcasting your exact location with every post. Take note each time your post to optimize your privacy. Big Brother Wants to Buy You: Big Brother Wants to Buy You The issue: You probably don't want to broadcast what you're doing and where you are to advertisers, but in many instances it is impossible to avoid. Facebook may be free, but it's important to remember this: If you aren't paying for the product, you are the product. If you are on your desktop, it can be accessed by clicking on settings then ads, then selecting "edit" next to each item. What you see will look like legalese (it is), but your task is to simply click edit, then "no one" next to each. After which your name nor your likeness will appear in Facebook ads broadcast to your friends. PowerPoint Presentation: Resources: http://www.mogicons.com/ http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Easy-Guide-to-Facebook-Privacy-in-3-Steps&id=8534492 PowerPoint Presentation: Thank you for reading!