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Facebook Privacy Settings February 2013


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A quick over view of the most recent facebook privacy and account settings options.

A quick over view of the most recent facebook privacy and account settings options.

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  • 1. Facebook Privacy & Account Settings Naval OPSEC Support Team (NOST) Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Norfolk 757-417-7100 DSN 537 2/14/2013
  • 2. Facebook Privacy & Account Settings Even though you should assume that all information you share on Facebook could potentially be made public, there are some precautions you can take to keep the information you want to stay just between friends from being shared publicly.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 3. What’s new on Facebook?Changes since April 2012• Tips• Privacy shortcut menu• Activity log• Message filtering• Ads and friendsUpdated 2/14/2013
  • 4. Facebook: Tips Facebook now includes tips which popup as you browse through your profile. These tips generally only appear the first few times you use a new feature, and are intended to make understanding new features and changes easier for every user. Always take the time to navigate through the different settings available, and thoroughly understand what you are consenting to when you use websites which display personal and private information, such as Facebook.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 5. Facebook: Accessing Privacy SettingsTo access the privacy and applications settings for your Facebook account, navigate to the padlock icon located in the upper right corner of your window. This new display is intended to make setting and viewing your current privacy settings as easy as possible.From here, you can quickly view who can currently see your content, or you can expand to see more privacy settings. Take the time to familiarize yourself with changes to privacy and account settings. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 6. Facebook: Accessing Privacy Settings This shortcut allows you to quickly view and modify your personal account privacy settings. Settings available include Who can see my stuff, Who can contact me and How do I stop someone from bothering me.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 7. Facebook: Who can see my stuff? If you expand the Who can see my stuff drop down menu you have the option to view or modify who is able to view all of your future posts. Any changes to this setting only apply to posts you make after you have set this setting. This option does not apply to posts you have made prior to changing this option. From this drop down you can also view the Activity Log. The activity log is a new feature which allows you to view recent activity such as posts you have made, and posts you have been tagged in. From this option you can also review recent activity on your timeline. Take the time to navigate through these different options to familiarize yourself with the privacy settings that are available.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 8. Facebook: Who can see my stuff? From the privacy shortcut you also have the option to view your profile as another user would see it. This is a helpful utility if you have restricted access to your wall either through creating groups or restricting access to specific “friends”. Note: Things you hide from your timeline still appear in news feed, search, and other places on Facebook.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 9. Facebook: Who can contact me? Message filters have been added to replace the previous “who can send you Facebook messages option.” This option works like a spam filter, and only displays messages in your inbox from friends and people you may know. For more details about this feature, select the Learn More option. You will be redirected to the Facebook Help Center. You can also control who is able to send you friend requests from this option.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 10. Facebook: Who can see my stuff? *Important OPSEC note: On Facebook, your name, profile picture, cover photo, gender, networks, usernam e, and user id are always publically available, including to apps.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 11. Facebook: How do I block users? Facebook gives you the option to block another user from viewing your profile or sending you a friend request. You must use either a username or an email address to designate a user you wish to block. Blocking a user prevents them from successfully searching, viewing or sending your profile a friend request. Note: This feature only blocks a user from searching/viewing your profile if they use an account with the information you provide. If a blocked user uses a different profile/email they will be restricted to the privacy settings you have set for your profile, and not blocked.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 12. Facebook: Accessing Privacy Settings The privacy shortcut options are only a few of the privacy settings available on Facebook. Access additional settings by selecting See More Settings or selecting Privacy Settings from your home screen drop down settings menu. The privacy options available are the same under each drop down menu.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 13. Facebook: Privacy Settings & ToolsTake some time to browse through the different settings available underthe Privacy Settings drop down. From here you can set who can see yourfuture posts, review things you have been tagged in and control who cansee past posts.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 14. Facebook: Privacy Settings & ToolsFrom the Privacy Settings drop down you can control how other users can search for you.You can also allow or restrict search engines from accessing your profile and includingyour information, posts, pictures and other data in search results. If you enable this settingyour information will be available in a simple Google search. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 15. Facebook: Account Settings The Account Settings drop down menu gives you access to manage general account settings, security settings, notifications and other features. To access these settings navigate to the Account Settings drop down menu from your home screen.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 16. Facebook: Account SettingsFrom the Account Settings- General page you have many different options. You can changeyour display name, change your email address and password or link separate accounts in yourFacebook page. From this page you also have the option to download a copy of yourFacebook data. The download is a complete history of your Facebookusage, and includes every post, tag, etc.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 17. Facebook: Security Settings From the Account Settings- Security page you have many different options to customize. An important, often over looked settings, is the Secure Browsing setting. If you enable this setting you enable secure (https) browsing. This means your logon and browsing session is encrypted, and better protected from hackers. The NOST recommends every user utilize the secure browsing function.Other options available include login approvals, recognized devices and a record of locations you havelogged into Facebook from. Take the time to navigate through these settings and select the option thatbest fits your privacy and security needs.From this page you can also deactivate your account. If you deactivate your accountyour Facebook page is not available for any Facebook or internet user to view.Deactivating your account does not delete your account, and your account will beactivated upon your next logon. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 18. Facebook: Security SettingsOPSEC Warning: HTTPS -secure browsing- does not mean post, email or chat criticaland sensitive information. HTTPS is a good way to protect your logon information (i.e.user names and passwords) but the same rules apply: assume anythingyou post, chat or email will be made public.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 19. Facebook: Privacy Settings & ToolsThe privacy settings listed on this page are the same settings that are available in theshortcut drop down menu. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 20. Facebook: Timeline and TaggingFrom the Timeline and Tagging Setting page you can control who can post on yourtimeline, who can see posts from other people on your timeline and who can see posts youhave been tagged in. Take the time to browse through the different settings available tocustomize these settings to best meet your privacy needs. We at the NOSTalways recommend Facebook users be as restrictive as possible whensetting privacy settings. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 21. Facebook: Timeline You also have the option to set privacy settings for individual posts. For example, if your general privacy settings on your timeline are set to friends only, but you would like a specific post available to a different group you can do so from the drop down menu on a specific post.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 22. Facebook: Timeline To view or change the privacy setting of a past post, select the drop down menus highlighted in the adjacent images. You have the option to change the privacy setting, the date, add location information, hide the post from your timeline or delete the post. Note, if you hide a post from your timeline it will still appear in friends newsfeeds, but will not appear on your personal timeline.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 23. Facebook: Timeline and TaggingFacebook utilizes facial recognition software to recommend adding tags to uploaded photos.This information is stored and each time an image is uploaded that matched your facialfeatures, Facebook recommends you as the tag.The NOST does not recommend any user enable the facial recognitionfeature on Facebook. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 24. Facebook: Timeline and TaggingIf you allow a user to tag you in a post, a hyperlink to your profile will be included in thepost. Posts that you are tagged in are subject to the privacy settings of the person whooriginated the post. If you do not allow other users to tag you in posts they can still tagyou in the post, but a link to your profile is not included.The NOST recommends you restrict your friends ability to tag you inphotos and never share your location. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 25. Facebook: Blocking From the Manage Blocking page you have the option to block specific users from interacting with your Facebook profile, block apps from accessing your profile and block event invites from being sent to you from a specific person. You can also add friends to a restricted list. Friends on the restricted list are only able to view content that you make available to the public. Friends are not notified when they are placed on a restricted list.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 26. Facebook: Blocking From the Manage Blocking page you also have the option to add friends to a Restricted List. Facebook friends you add to your restricted list are still your friend on Facebook, but they are only able to see content that you mark as public, or everyone. Friends you add to your restricted listed do not receive a notification that they are on this list.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 27. Facebook: Notifications From the Notifications page you can set a number of different notification options. Take the time to navigate through the different options to decide what works best for your privacy needs. Note, the Facebook mobile app has a separate menu to manage notifications that you receive on your mobile device.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 28. Facebook: Mobile Settings The Mobile Settings page gives you the option to receive text message notifications to the mobile number that you provide. Please note, Facebook’s search function includes email addresses, usernames and phone numbers. If you provide your mobile number users can search for your profile using your mobile number. The NOST recommends users provide as little personal information as possible to sites such as Facebook.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 29. Facebook: Follower Settings The Follower Setting page allows users who are not your friend to subscribe to public posts that you make. If you enable the follower function, followers who are not your friend on Facebook will be able to see your public posts on your wall and in their own news feed. If you would like to make some postings public with notifications to users your do not necessarily want to “friend”, this feature is for you.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 30. Facebook: App Settings From the App Settings page you have the option to view and manage applications that can access your profile. Periodically check this setting to keep track of the apps that have access to your profile information.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 31. Facebook: App Settings The App Settings page has two important settings every Facebook user should be aware of: Apps others use and Instant personalization.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 32. Facebook: App Settings Apps others use allows you to set the information that applications that your Facebook friends use are able to access about you. From this page you have the option to allow or restrict an application from accessing the profile information listed in the adjacent window. The NOST recommends you make as little personal information as possible available to applications your friends use.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 33. Facebook: App Settings The NOST always recommends that you share as little personal information as possible with websites such as Facebook, and does not recommend Facebook users enable the Instant personalization function.Instant personalization allows outside websites which have partnered with Facebook to use thepersonal information you make available on Facebook to “personalize” your online experience.For instance, if you go to the Pandora music website, Pandora can access your Facebookinformation and will automatically play the genre of music that matches yourFacebook likes. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 34. Facebook: Ads At this time, Facebook does not allow third party applications or ad networks to use your Facebook name or profile picture in ads. If in the future they do allow advertiser to use your public information, this setting addresses who you will allow to see ads that include information from your Facebook profile. The NOST will always recommend that you be as restrictive as possible with your personal information.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 35. Facebook: Ads A new feature on Facebook is the pairing of advertisements with users actions. If a user “likes” a page, advertisements now include the action and appear in the advertisement stream of Facebook friends profiles. From the Facebook Ads page you have the option to allow no one, or just your friends to see Facebook ads that are paired with your social actions on Facebook.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 36. Facebook: Payment Settings Facebook does accept payments for purchasing items and playing games. You can manage your payment methods and view your purchase history from the Payment Settings page. Always exercise caution when linking any website to your personal banking information.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 37. Facebook: Support Dashboard If you report an image, post or Facebook page to the Facebook administrators, you can track the status from the Support Dashboard page. You can also review your support request history from this page.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 38. Facebook: Manage Friends You can control who can see your friend list from your friend list, under your profile. Keep in mind, your Facebook friends set their own privacy settings, and your friend status under their profile is not subject to the privacy settings you have on your account. The NOST recommends you restrict who is able to see your friend list, as social engineering attempts often utilize common connections, such as relationships.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 39. Facebook: Manage Friends From your friend list you can manage different settings and notifications that you receive from your Facebook friends. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the different settings available so you can customize your settings to best meet your privacy needs.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 40. Facebook: Photo & Album Settings When you upload a photo to your Facebook profile you have the option to restrict who is able to view your photo or albums, tag people, add location information and add comments. You also have the option to go back into albums and photos and change these settings as you see fit.
  • 41. Facebook: Report A Fake AccountIf someone has established a fake account using your personal information (i.e. yourname, your photo), report the account to Facebook. After a short verification process theaccount will be removed.Navigate to the account profile page in question and select the .Select the correct fields, as displayed above. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 42. Facebook: Report A Fake AccountIf you do not have a Facebook account and someone has established an account inyour likeness, navigate to the Help Center page from the Facebook login page.From the Help Center search for “how do I report a fake account” andselect the file a report without an account option. Updated 2/14/2013
  • 43. OPSEC Best Practices• Maintain a unique password for different accounts.• Change passwords frequently.• Do not link other search engines to your timeline.• Do not register for a social media account with a .mil email address.• Verify friend requests before accepting.• Always assume your content can be viewed, regardless of your privacy settings.• Always consider how your information can be used against you.• Do not include location information that details sensitive locations such as home, children’s school, and so on.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 44. Facebook: Graph Search Facebook’s Graph Search is the latest change on the horizon. As yet unreleased, look for Graph as a search option soon.Updated 2/14/2013
  • 45. Questions?This presentation is a quick over viewof the privacy options available onFacebook.We encourage users familiarizethemselves with the different privacyand account settings that areavailable, and review them often assite upgrades and changes occur Naval OPSEC Support Teamregularly. more information or general support? Let us know, we are to provide. 2/14/2013