Safer Internet: Keep Social Media Sort of Private-ish

Why?

  • unemployed+ "Social" media is by its nature un-private.
  • + "Free" services rely on collecting and selling your information.
  • - It's difficult to keep track of ever-changing Privacy Policies and settings.

Quotes

Basic

  • eyeballConsider limiting the info & photos that you post or share
  • A vendor's Terms & Conditions -- incomprehensible and changing -- grant them broad rights to use your freely given info -- pretty much however they want
  • [Refs]: "Terms & Conditions May Apply" (documentary)
  • privacy settingsCheck the privacy policies & settings for each site or service you use; {TCYOP-2: Figure 17: 104; TCYOP-1: Figure 16: 103}
  • Policies: e.g., Facebook; Google; Linkedin; Twitter
  • Settings: e.g., Facebook; Google+; Linkedin; Twitter
  • tattooDon’t assume “private” messages really are
  • Limit friend lists and apps

Intermediate

  • blogConsider 2-factor authentication (2FA) -- see Passwords: 2FA
  • Don’t assume “secret” services really are

References

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Twitter