Tag Archives: Privacy

Dear Facebook, I Would Like My Illusion* of Privacy Back, K, Thanks

When Facebook “upgraded” or “simplified” its privacy settings they removed the ability to turn off your recent activity feed (this was one update ago. I think).  Now everything you do posts to your wall and the news feed. You can not opt out. If you don’t like it Facebook says you’re welcome to use the […]

E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy

Thinking about an ebook reader? Concerned about ebooks and privacy? Just curious? The EFF’s E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy v1.1 has answers to questions like Can they monitor what you’re reading? Is the device ONLY compatible with books purchased from an associated eBook store? Can they keep track of book searches? Can they keep track […]

5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook from ReadWriteWeb

Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb has put together 5 easy steps to help you stay safe on Facebook. Make Friend Lists Who Can See What on Your Profile Who Can See Your Address and Phone Number Change Who Can Find You on Facebook via Search Stop Sharing Personal Info with Unknown Applications Number 5 refers to […]

Facebook’s New Privacy Features: A Complete Guide from Mashable

Mashable has put together a Complete Guide, their words not mine, to Facebook Privacy settings.  It covers Profiles – did you know soon you’ll be able to have fans? Yeah they can friend you but you don’t friend them back. Status Updates Realtime Search – searches last 30 days of news feed activity – photos, […]

Do you understand Facebook’s privacy settings?

They are complicated and change often, even if you think you know them this is a good time to review them. Think it doesn’t matter? That you don’t care if the whole world sees what you’ve posted?  What if Facebook was using your photo in ads? They might be. I came across this blog post […]

Social network profile management

Social network profile management Greg Schwartz Michael Porter Sarah Houghton-Jan Amanda Clay Powers Greg Identity Digital identity mapping – online interactions make identity much more complicated Your next employer looking for your identity will do a google search You do not own your online identity Tip -own your username – if your name is unique […]

Facebook TOS follow up

In case you missed it Facebook reverted to its previous terms of service. But that shouldn’t stop you or me from thinking about what happened and what it means. Some recommended reading Facebook Battle Ends in Major Victory for Users, But the War Continues a good look at what happened 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook […]


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