Facebook is a social giant that holds huge amounts of personal information about each of us. Facebook is also renowned for changing its privacy policies frequently and not necessarily advertising this fact, so it pays to check at regular intervals that you're only sharing what you post (as well as what you have posted and … Continue reading How to check your Facebook privacy settings
A recent report from Open Xchange has found that one in five people have tried and then shut down one or more of their social media accounts. The research was commissioned due to the CEO of Open Xchange regularly finding people that are quite rightly worried about the data being collected on them. Some of those people … Continue reading Research Insights: One in Five has Left Social Media Services
Today saw a long-awaited change to the Facebook default privacy settings. For a long time users' status updates were set to 'Public' visibility by default, with users having to adjust their privacy settings to restrict them to only their friends or to custom groups going forward. However, some five years after the Facebook default sharing setting … Continue reading Changes To Facebook Privacy Settings – Are Your Posts Public?
In a blog post last Friday, Facebook went into quite some depth about the privacy of your data when it comes to connecting with third-party apps, and when users you are friends with connect with them. You can read the whole entry on the Facebook Privacy blog, but we'll just cover a couple of points … Continue reading Facebook Blog About Privacy Re. 3rd Party Apps
Facebook's security, particularly in relation to third-party apps, has been brough into question again this week. It was discovered by security firm Symantec that some programs were inadvertently sharing access tokens, which could in theory be used by advertisers. As of last month, up to 100,000 applications were still enabling leaks. The access tokens are essentially … Continue reading Facebook profile access ‘leaked’, claim security firm
Over the last few weeks there has been mounting criticism of Facebook’s privacy rules and changes. I have been one of those - my point being that Facebook is so easy to use, yet the privacy controls so complex that I felt this was a deliberate policy to effectively trick users into greater openness than … Continue reading Facebook Privacy Changes – a step forward?