There has always been some level of concern when it comes to privacy on the Internet, but the level appears to be much greater these days, what with social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook playing a big part of peoples’ lives.
An interesting article by Howard Steven Friedman over on the huffingtonpost.com website points out 6 simplistic steps that people can take to protect their privacy on Facebook. Although some of the tips are pretty obvious, we feel they still need pointing out.
For example, the article states that you should never use a password for you Facebook account that you’ve already used for other accounts such as email and bank accounts. Another useful tip is to be very suspicious of applications on Facebook.
Facebook apps require access to your personal information, and you don’t know what the application will do with your personal information once they have accessed it. One very obvious tip on the list is not to become Facebook friends with total strangers.
Adjusting your privacy settings is another simple step mentioned. The article advises Facebook users to check their privacy settings at least once a month, what with the constant updates being applied. You can read the other tips via the huffingtonpost.com article.
You might also like to read this article here, which provides a few Facebook privacy tips for nurses. How do you go about protecting your privacy on Facebook?