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We should always be keeping an eye for new security features. I don’t have to remind everyone to always have their security features current and running, right?

It’s also painful keeping up with constant changes to our software and open source sites.  Recently I read an article by Abine and it made perfect sense but don’t forget all of these could be out of date in a week, a month or anytime sooner.

Here is what Abine advises:

Go to your settings on your Facebook page and click on the gear icon on your page and click on Privacy Settings.  Q=Question. A=Advise.

Q. Who can post on your timeline?  A. Either Only Me or make a custom list of trusted friends.

Q. Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline?  A. Turn feature to ON.

Q. Who can see posts you’ve been tagged in on your timeline?  A. Edit to friends or make a custom list of trusted friends.

Q. Who can see what others post on your timeline?  A. Edit to friends or make a custom list of trusted friends.

Q. Review tags people add to your own posts before the tags appear on Facebook?  A. Turn feature to ON.

Q. When you’re tagged in a post, who do you want to add to the audience if they aren’t already in it?  A. Edit to Only Me.

Q. Who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded?  A. Edit and change to NO ONE.

Q. Disable geotagging in your mobile phone’s photos.  A. An easy way to see your exact location.  Do you really want the whole world to know where you are or where you took your photo?  You need to change these settings on your smart phone:

iPhone: Settings -> Privacy -> Location -> Services -> Camera -> Off.

Android: Open camera app, hit gear icon, open settings, scroll to GPS tag, and ensure it is turned off.

If you would like a more detailed run down of Abine’s Facebook Photo Privacy Recommendations you can check them out on their website.  And before you go always ensure you have all your safety tools running, and updated all the time.  You never know if a site is hacked, a phishing site or is in any way criminal.




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