Consumer Reports: Setting your Facebook privacy settings

The Best Facebook Privacy Setting

The very best security is to never put any Private Personal Information in your Facebook profile.

  • Do not provide your real birth date, not even the month and day without the year.
  • Do not provide your home address.
  • Do not post with location tags.
  • Do not believe “Sign up to get 1,000 free Farmville Dollars.”
  • Do not post “I’m waiting in line at the airport security.”

You get the picture. Assume a criminal can see and read everything you put on Facebook. Protect your own back!

Additional Links

Myspace Settles FTC Charges That It Misled Millions of Users About Sharing Personal Information with Advertisers

BBB: How To Fend Off Facebook Likejackers

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About Bruce Demarest

Bruce Demarest is a Identity Theft Protection Specialist. He has designed and taught classes to educate individuals and businesses in identity theft risk management. The individuals have learned how to continuously monitor their financial identities from credit fraud, plus how to monitor their personal identifying information for unauthorized use. His business clients have become compliant with the federal & state privacy laws. He has conducted information security audits to identify their potential problems and has designed security policies, programs, and practices to address those problem areas.
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