Social Networking Safety Tips

Privacy and security settings exist for a reason:Learn about and use the privacy and security settings on social networks. They are there to help you control who sees what you post and manage your online experience in a positive way.
Once posted, always posted: Protect your reputation on social networks. What you post online stays online. Think twice before posting pictures you wouldn’t want your parents or future employers to see. Recent research found that 70 percent of job recruiters rejected candidates based on information they found online.
Your online reputation can be a good thing: Recent research also found that recruiters respond to a strong, positive personal brand online. So show your smarts, thoughtfulness and mastery of the environment.
Keep personal info personal: Be cautious about how much personal information you provide on social networking sites. The more information you post, the easier it may be for a hacker or someone else to use that information to steal your identity, access your data, or commit other crimes such as stalking.
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Facebook Safety

Social networks allow for friends, but what about your enemies, as in the myriad viruses and worms out to fry your account and personal financial information?
In other words, your friends, or your friends’ friends, may be fake, and this poses a security risk, both for consumers as well as business data. But is the business world paying attention?
Facebook added features to see what your friends liked, including websites and applications. Sounds innocent enough. But in the real world, do friends accidentally infect you with viruses and worms, steal your money.
Don’t get me wrong when I first signed up for Facebook I have one thing in mind getting in touch with family but what’s the next most important thing in your life your friends of course how could you forget then but do you need your friends friends to be your friend maybe not.

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