We all know that Facebook isn’t the most private platform out there, but what can we do about it? A lot, actually. Although we can’t change the fact that we put some private information on Facebook we can optimize the way we handle our Facebook settings and what we share with others on and off of Facebook. I use these tips and tricks on a daily basis and I am very pleased with the results. My final advice on Facebook privacy: Do not share your personal information with third-party apps; think about what you want to share; adjust your settings accordingly (shared contact info, birthday, interests & relationship status). I’ve included links to relevant articles below for further reading.
Facebook has had a rough week. Some people are reconsidering their Facebook usage, and others are looking for solutions to “escape” this social network. But how can you protect your privacy on Facebook if you decide to stay? There are decent ways to safeguard your data. You can protect yourself by taking these 7 tips into consideration.
Privacy on Facebook has always been complicated, but it’s getting worse. Recently Facebook has taken several questionable actions including asking users to rate their friends privacy, releasing searchable user maps, and other privacy slip ups.
If you’ve been concerned about Facebook privacy in the past decade, you’re not alone. In fact, several people have been hesitant to join the social network because of their concerns over privacy violations.
Create a “closed” group instead of a “public” page.
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now there are a lot of public pages on Facebook — pages that anyone can view and post on. Well, so many people choose to create these public pages and not closed groups and the reason is simple: it seems easier. But I’ve noticed a lot of people take this “easy way out” only to realize later on that they forgot to customize things or how to actually control their page. And many people don’t even know how to customize the fields at the top. They just take their profile picture and cover photo, put them in the same spots, then take the default About Us text that Facebook automatically gives you — making your page look just like EVERY other
Many people are still hanging their pages out to the public, where visitors are free to come and go as they please. This mistake can lead to a lot of wasted time with visitors leaving your site at will. It’s better to archive your content on archive.org or on a “closed” social media site like Facebook or Google + than depending on the public to read and stay on your website.
A closed group is a Facebook group set to private rather than public. This means you can allow people to LIKE the page but they won’t actually be allowed to participate in the group. You may think that you can post interesting content on your wall and then send it into the group as a status update, but this feature has been disabled by Facebook.
A “closed” group is much easier to promote because you have a much smaller pool of people to reach out to. You can just be directly marketing to the people that are already following the group. And if you put any marketing efforts behind it, your closed group will almost certainly beat your public page.
Does Facebook share your data with the government?
Facebook is a powerful tool that can provide us with valuable information, but it comes at a cost.
Facebook collects and uses our data, and they may share it with third parties. We can’t opt out of this, but we can limit what we provide and how it’s used. Here’s what you need to know about how Facebook uses your data:
- Does Facebook share my data with the government?
Facebook doesn’t sell your information to third parties, but it does partner with them. It’s common for companies to share your personal information in the course of conducting business, for example to serve you targeted ads.
If you sign up for a third-party app or service, even if you’ve shared the same data with them before, make sure you actively consent to this use of your personal information. If you don’t want these companies sharing this information with other companies, ask them to delete it from their servers.
Facebook is a great platform that is easy to use, but it can also be invasive and invasive. Facebook collects all your data and stores it in their servers. If you want to stop Facebook from collecting your data, you can, by changing the settings on your phone.
Tap the menu button in the top right corner of the app, then select Settings. Scroll down until you find Apps and Websites and click on it.
Scroll down and tap Applications and Websites and scroll down further to find Apps and Websites and click on it.
Tap Edit next to the apps that you want to remove from Facebook’s access to your information. Here, you can select Remove or Remove with Notifications Disabled.
Getting rid of the Facebook app on your phone or computer is a good start, but it’s not enough to have privacy. Facebook gathers data from every site you visit. It uses this collec-tion to create an overall “picture” of you, which it then uses to target advertisers.com.ngs. For example, if you’re using a laptop, Facebook knows that you are at work instead of home, so it might show you an ad for home decorating services.
Here are 9 things you can do to make your Facebook experience more private:
- Restrict your access to third party websites and apps
Block sites and apps that can track your online activity. For example, block Facebook’s “Like” button because it allows third parties to track what you’re doing on the social media platform. However, if someone has blocked the Like button on their page, they won’t be able to get people to Like their page by using the button. That also makes it harder for them to use the Like button for malicious purposes like spamming other users with fake news or junk posts.
How to adjust your privacy settings to improve security and privacy
Facebook is the largest social networking platform in the world, with over 1.7 billion active users.
That means that just about everyone on Facebook has their information shared with third parties, including advertisers. The good news is that it’s possible to change your privacy settings on Facebook without leaving the platform.
Facebook has many privacy settings for various types of information, ranging from basic data you share through your name, phone number and email address, to more sensitive information like religious beliefs and political viewpoints. There are even advanced features like “View As” which lets you see what other people see when looking at your profile. And if you want to keep your Facebook profile public, you can do that as well.
To adjust your privacy settings on Facebook: first go to the Privacy tab under Settings (found under the dropdown menu in the top right corner of your screen). Then click on “Edit” next to any of the listed options to adjust them.
Facebook can be a little overwhelming to navigate. There are so many changes that people make every day that it’s tough to keep up with. Thankfully, Facebook makes it easy to adjust your privacy settings, and you can do this by heading over to the Privacy tab.
You can adjust your privacy settings on Facebook in these ways:
Selling data. You can choose what information you share with advertisers or other third parties, or opt out of ads altogether. Google users might see this pop up on their news feed as an ad for Pizza Hut asking them if they want to start their meal with a $5 pizza slice, but it doesn’t mean that Pizza Hut bought that ad because you said “yes.” Instead, you just said “yes” to the ad created by the company that bought the ad space for Pizza Hut. If you want to be able to sell your data without sharing information with Facebook, you can set your Facebook account to use incognito mode. This is a temporary change where no information is shared about who posted content unless someone visits your profile page or posts something else to your profile page. You can also limit how much information is shared about yourself by reading the full terms of service agreement before you sign up for Facebook, which include these terms: “These Terms do not obligate us to monitor, review, delete or remove any Content unless required by law”….”You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password…”
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