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Facebook and Privacy


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Facebook is one of the most popular sites on the Internet and people are posting everything from baby pictures to their uttermost thoughts. Unfortunately, the privacy settings on the popular networking site change often and are confusing. Often people are sharing what they think is private and have protected information meant to share. Learn how the Facebook privacy settings work and how to explain them to users.

Virtual Trainer: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services

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Facebook and Privacy

  1. Facebook and Privacy: ALibrarian ToolkitDiana Silveira, Novare Library Services
  2. Today’s Goal Understand Facebook’s privacy options, privacy concerns and be able to explain them to users
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  4. Golden Rules Don’t publish what youdon’t want others to know. There is no true “Privacy” on the web.
  5. What Facebook knows about you
  6. Required at Sign Up Name Email Birthday Gender
  7. Always Public Name This helps your friends and family find you. If you are uncomfortable sharing your real name, you can always deactivateor delete your account. Profile Pictures This helps your friends and family recognize you. If you are uncomfortable making your profile picture public, you can always delete it by hovering over your photo and clicking "Change Picture." Network This helps you see whom you will be sharing information with before you choose "Friends and Networks" as a custom audience. If you are uncomfortable making your network public, you can leave the network. Username and User ID These allow you to give out a custom link to your profile or Page, receive email at your Facebook email address, and help make Facebook Platform possible. Learn more.
  8. What we optionally share Status Photos Comments Our “Likes” Our Friends
  9. What does your profile look like toothers?
  10. New Timeline When you launch it, take some time to review your timeline Delete the embarrassing, awkward and other moments you want to forget.
  11. Status and Picture Settings “As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a sharing icon, the information will be publicly available.” Default is “Public” Your lists
  12. When you shareinformation with others, they can also choose to make it public.
  13. Who is accessing your info?Tip: You can remove certain permissions without removing entire app
  14. What can companies compile on you?
  15. Facebook Cookies
  16. Oops! Who was caught Cookies - tracking when not logged into Facebook Profiles for nonmembers Deleting from view - but not really deleting
  17. Safety/Privacy and Hijacking Change your password regularly Do not use: kid name, pets name, birthdate Use: Numbers, Symbols, multiple words, Use different passwords for different sites – so one hack doesn’t give someone access to everything
  18. What about other social networks?TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn 19
  19. Contact Me Diana Silveira Novare Library Services 877-816-9638