Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

    One Facebook Setting You Should Definitely Change

    I just came across this great post about Facebook security and a short (1 min. 49 sec.) video on how-to enable HTTPS/SSL encryption on your Facebook account. Blah blah blah. Whatever. You don’t have to understand it to do it. Bottom line, changing this setting makes your account secure (in theory, because apparently, even Zuckerburg [...]

    Change Your Facebook Settings or Else (Part 2)

        It’s time to review your Facebook Privacy Settings. Again. Recent changes made by the social media giant have prompted the following meme on Facebook:   “As of today, there is a new privacy setting called ‘Instant Personalization’ that shares data with non-Facebook websites and it is automatically set to ‘Allow.’ To change this [...]

    Is Your Teen’s Facebook Page Open for All the World to See?

    If you don’t know the answer to that question, now is probably a good time to check the privacy setting of your teen’s Facebook account. But first, here’s the back story. Last night Peter was viewing our teen’s Facebook page and noticed a comment from one of her friends. He didn’t know this friend so [...]

    4 Reasons Stories Go Viral

    Several people have emailed me this morning to let me know the Facebook Ads story has turned into a Facebook meme (rhymes w/cream). A friend in Florida received the note from a friend of his in Hawaii. A reporter in Chicago just contacted me for a story they’re running. (I’ll provide the link when available.) [...]

    Facebook Privacy Settings are Like Automobile Owners’ Manuals

    Every Facebook account has privacy settings that users should review and customize based on personal preference. *SHOULD* is the operative word. It’s sort of like your owners manual for your automobile. You know you *SHOULD* read it but you really only pull it out when you need to know where the alternate sound jack thingee [...]

    Change Your Facebook Settings Or Else Updated

    UPDATE 7/19/09 5:43 p.m. Since my original post, thanks to the many comments here and elsewhere, I’ve learned that the issue is not with Facebook. The culprit is a third-party app developer – likely the quiz app. Nonetheless, changing the settings as described below, is still a good idea for most people. Today is Sunday. [...]

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    Cheryl Smith