>Today Is International Data Privacy Day & Here Are Some Valuable Resources To Help You Stay Safe
Today is International Data Privacy Day around the world and on Facebook. Facebook has many resources available but you need to be able to find them. Well I am going to share them with you and I hope this helps you all. They really should make some of these pages automatic pages we like so we get the updates from them.
The first thing you should check out is this post. http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php It is a post on explaining how to Control How You Share Things on Facebook.
The next thing posted below is a list of resources and guides to help you on Facebook right off the Facebook & Privacy Page http://www.facebook.com/fbprivacy
Learn some tips to help you control your information.
- Common Question: Who can see Recent Activity stories displayed on my Facebook profile?
Only people who can see the original content or post that they are about. For example, if you comment on a friend’s status, then only people who are able to see both your Wall and your friend’s status will see a story about it.
Privacy Tip: Did you know you can download the data from your Facebook account to your hard drive? To do this:
- Choose “Account Settings” from your Account drop-down menu.
- Click “learn more” to the right of “Download Your Information”.
- Click the green “Download” button.
Privacy Tip: You can edit the privacy settings of each and every photo album you’ve created. To do this:
- Choose “Privacy Settings” from your Account drop-down menu.
- Click “Customize settings,” located within the “Sharing on Facebook” section.
- Click “Edit album privacy for existing photos,” located within the “Things I share” section.
Privacy Tip: Want to edit your privacy settings from your mobile device?
Simply navigate to the Privacy Settings page from the “Settings” link at the bottom of any m.facebook.com page.
Privacy Tip: Did you know you can retract a friend request you’ve sent to someone?
- Visit the person’s profile.
- Click “x” at the top, next to “Awaiting friend confirmation.”
- This person will no longer have a pending friend request from you.
Privacy Tip: Did you know that, when you’re online to chat, you can appear offline (or “invisible”) to particular friends?
- Put the friends you want to appear invisible to on a new friend list.
- Open Chat.
- Click the dial next to the friend list’s name to go offline for that list only.
You can learn more about friend lists and chat here
Privacy Tip: Did you know you can preview how your profile appears to others on the site?To do this:
- Click on “Privacy Settings” from the “Account” drop-down.
- Click on “View Settings” under the “Connecting on Facebook” heading.
- Click on “Preview My Profile” in the top right to see how your profile appears to others on the site.
Privacy Tip: Blocking allows you to prevent all interactions with someone on Facebook.
People you block will not be able to find you in searches on Facebook, view your profile, or contact you with pokes, Wall posts, or messages.
For more information about blocking, please visit the blocking FAQ here
Privacy Tip: Looking for where to control privacy for videos you post?
Your default video setting is included with “Your status, photos, and posts” on your Privacy Settings page. Remember that you’ll always have the option to change this default setting for individual videos before you share them. You can also go back and edit a video’s privacy setting by clicking “Edit Video.”
Click here for a tutorial on your Privacy Settings page.
Privacy Tip: Every time you share content from your profile–like your status, links and photos–you can control who gets to see it.
Click the “Custom” option in the privacy settings drop-down menu (marked by the the ‘lock’ icon) to target or exclude particular friends every time you post.
I hope this helps you, there is some good information here for you and feel free to share this with all your friends and family. Be safe everyone !!!
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