Tuesday, February 7, 2012

More On Facebook Security

Wow, Facebook's new Timeline interface is shockingly revealing.  If you haven't yet checked it out, you need to.  The bottom line is that everything you've ever posted on Facebook (or anyone else has ever posted about you) is easily accessible from a single screen.

Stalkers of the world: rejoice!

For the rest of us, action is definitely warranted.  Check out this post at PC World about how to make your Facebook account secure and private as secure and private as possible.  I just finished going through my whole Facebook history, making every post hidden from my Timeline (except for a couple posts about how to protect yourself from Facebook's new Timeline).  It's tedious and aggravating, but if you don't want your entire life on display for everyone else in the world -- and I mean, seriously, everyone in the world -- you need to do this.  Everyone will get the new Timeline interface whether they want it or not by February 13th, so you have until then to implement the new look and change your settings proactively.

Don't mess with this.  Protect yourself, protect your family, protect your friends.   If you don't get off of Facebook entirely, you need to get under cover.  If you don't, you're taking major and unpredictable chances with your privacy.

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