Tag Archives: privacy

Protect Your Privacy before Sharing Your Computer

Maybe you secure your passwords or encrypt important files, but do you log out of Facebook every time you leave your personal computer? Or your email?

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Facebook CTO Bret Taylor on privacy, security and social networking

Attention to privacy on Facebook has been intense in recent months after the company made more profile information public by default, added options to its already-complicated privacy settings and introduced features to personalise external websites using people’s profile information.

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Internet Safety and Privacy Tips for 2011

A New Year brings in a lot of new things to everyone… New hopes. New dreams. And yes, sometimes it brings in some new bad things, too. Such is life. But while we can’t help make your favorite sports teams win, and we can’t do anything about that crazy co-worker in the cubicle next to you, but we can give you some tips on how to stay safe online in 2011.

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Miscellaneous Security and Privacy tips and tricks – Part 4 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

When you use Facebook, in addition to the privacy settings mentioned in this primer, there are some other things to consider. As you access Facebook.com from home, a coffee shop, or the office, use https instead of http when entering the URL.

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Application Privacy – Part 3 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

On Facebook, there are thousands of applications to use. Some are quizzes, some give gifts, some are games, and sadly, some are completely malicious. When you or a friend uses an application, you will grant it access to almost everything on your profile. Adding to this, the developers of applications on Facebook have no privacy policy enforcement to keep them inline.

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Contact Information – Part 2 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

When Facebook changed their privacy settings, the part of your profile that governs contact information, such as IM, Phone, address, Website, Hometown, and Email, were moved to a separate section.

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Basic Privacy Management – Part 1 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

When you are on the main page of your Facebook profile, you will see a settings option, which offers a dropdown menu for access to Account Settings, Privacy Settings, and Application Settings.

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