Tips to Secure your Social Network

by Lara June 12, 2014   Tips

We wanted to show you how serious we are about respecting your privacy. You don’t need to trust that we aren’t reading your private data. We’re going to show you how  to lock down your social networks so your data is protected.

In Facebook, there are several different things you have to do to lock down your account:

 

Make sure your basic data is set to the level you are comfortable with

  1. Log into Facebook
  2. Click the Lock icon in the upper right
  3. Click See More Settings
  4. Adjust who can see your posts, who can contact you and who can look you up, as appropriate.

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Make sure your friends list is set to the level you are comfortable with

  1. Log into Facebook
  2. Go to your Profile page (click on your picture or name in the upper left)
  3. Click on Friends, just below the big photo at the top
  4. Click the pencil and select edit privacy
  5. Adjust who can see your friends list and your following settings, as appropriate

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Your Music/TV Shows/Movies/Books/Sports/Likes all probably need to be locked down as well. Go to: About on your profile, and scroll down to find all the little pencils with edit privacy links.

 

Twitter’s privacy settings are far easier to understand, but it’s pretty much on or off. Either your account is really public or it’s really private:

  1. Sign into Twitter
  2. Click on the Sprocket icon in the upper right to access your Settings
  3. Click on Security & Privacy in the left column.
  4. To make your account completely private, update your settings to the following:

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It’s not quite as clean as the Twitter solution, but here’s how to set up and adjust your privacy settings on a Google+ account.

  1. Sign into Google+
  2. Click on your icon in the upper right corner
  3. Select your Account
  4. In the left panel, select Edit Settings under Google+ settings
  5. There are a lot of switches you can configure to make sure that you are only sharing what you want shared. The good news is that it is all on the one page.

google_accountWe hope that this helps you feel more secure in using social login and our site. If you have any questions, please let us know.

 


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