Monday, April 10, 2017

Social Media Privacy Tip

The more time we spend on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the more important it becomes that we take a few basic precautions to protect our privacy.  Here are a few tips that are both easy and effective.

Delete Your Facebook Search Data:  Did you know that all your searches on Facebook are saved unless you delete them.  Every search is logged and kept in a list organized by date and time.  While you might want to keep recent searches for a few weeks, there is no reason to keep detailed historical search data. Luckily, this is a quick and simple fix.

To Delete, simply click in the search box and you will see a link to see and edit all your recent searches.  They are all there.

Select Edit and then select “Clear Searches”.  Your entire search history will be completely deleted.

Privacy Settings

It is important to actively manage your privacy settings in order to make sure you that your posts, photos, check-Ins and likes are only seen by those you want to see them.  Every few weeks take a few minutes to click on the Privacy Settings on your social media accounts.  I

Photo GPS
Turn off the GPS function on your smartphone camera.   If you plan to share photos online, make sure that you turn off the GPS on your device to keep your exact location private.  It is amazing how someone can track you from the data in your pictures and a picture search.

It only takes a few minutes to make sure our personal information is safe.  As more of our information is archived forever by the social media we all use, it is even more important to make sure that we share only what we want to be part of our permanent social record.

#datchat #privacy