Facebook - Privacy Settings & Safety

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Ground Rules for Using Facebook

Facebook is meant to represent real people and real associations; it's also meant to be safe. Many of the rules of participation on Facebook exist to uphold those two goals. This list is by no means exhaustive—there [more…]

How to Report an Offensive Facebook Group

As a member of the Facebook community, if you stumble upon an offensive Group in your travels, you should report it to Facebook so that the company can take appropriate actions. To report a Group, follow [more…]

Control Your Privacy on Facebook

Facebook privacy settings have been a hot topic since Facebook first began, but the launch of Facebook's Graph Searchmakes understanding and adjusting your settings more imperative than ever. Graph Search [more…]

10 Tips for Parents of Teens on Facebook

It’s hard to put the word teenager together with the phrase social networking or Facebook and not get just the teensiest bit anxious. A lot of horror stories circle around out there. Any parent is likely [more…]

How to Limit Who Can See Your Facebook Posts

Privacy on your posts and life events is something you usually adjust as you're creating them. Next to the Post button, Facebook displays the audience for that post. Click the audience to open a drop-down [more…]

How to Customize Your Privacy Controls on Facebook

Privacy on Facebook isn’t a one-time thing. Because you are constantly adding new status updates, photos, and content to Facebook, constantly interacting with friends and reaching out to people, privacy [more…]

How to Control Who Tags You on Facebook

The Timeline is basically where you collect all your stuff on Facebook. That means photos, posts, tags, posts Friends have left you, application activity, and so on. Your Timeline allows you to look through [more…]

How to Block People, Apps and Invites on Facebook

Most of your Facebook privacy settings are preventative measures for making yourself comfortable on Facebook. Blocklists are usually more reactive. If someone does something on Facebook that bothers you [more…]

How to Choose Who Can See Your Information on Facebook

The Privacy Settings and Tools section of Facebook is located on the Settings Page. The left side of the Settings page is a menu of different settings you can adjust here. If you go into the Privacy section [more…]

How to Control Your Facebook App Info

An app is a term used to describe pieces of software that use Facebook data, even when those applications weren’t built by Facebook. You may use apps as games, websites, and useful tools, all of which [more…]

How Members Can Keep Facebook Safe

Another way in which you contribute to keeping Facebook a safe, clean place is in the reports that you submit about spam, harassment, inappropriate content, and fake Timelines. Almost every piece of content [more…]

Privacy Options for Facebook

The following terms are related to how Facebook thinks about the people you may or may not want to share with. For most pieces of information, the privacy options are related to the audience who can see [more…]

How Facebook Protects Its Members

Facebook’s part in keeping everyone safe requires a lot of manpower and technology power. The manpower involves responding to the reports that you and the rest of Facebook submit, as well as proactively [more…]

How to Limit Who Can See Your Facebook Interests Section

There may come a time when you don’t want someone on Facebook to see your interests section. Interests are sorted into categories like Movies, Music, Books, and so on. For your TV Shows section, for example [more…]

How to Use Facebook’s Privacy Shortcuts

There are actually so many settings related to privacy on Facebook that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why the Privacy Shortcuts menu comes in handy. It helps direct you to the settings you’ll [more…]

How to Control Your Facebook Ad Info

The Facebook Ads section of the settings page has two settings, both of which require a lot of explanation. The first setting, called Third Party Sites, is perhaps the most confusing because it’s a setting [more…]

How to Manage Permissions for Your Facebook Page

The Manage Permissions section controls who can see your Facebook Page and how they can interact with it. This is an important tool to create an active and safe environment so your business can flourish [more…]

How to Keep Personal Information Private on Facebook

No one wants anything bad to happen to you and your personal imformation as a result of something you do on Facebook. You don’t want that. Facebook doesn’t want that. But no matter what, [more…]

How to Protect Your Privacy on Social Network Sites

Before posting information, especially personal information, on a social networking site like Facebook or Google+, carefully review your privacy settings. These sites give the impression that the information [more…]

How to Turn On Login Approvals on Facebook

The Login Approvals entry on Facebook adds another layer of protection to login notifications. Each time you (or someone else) logs into your account from a device that you haven’t used before, Facebook [more…]

How to Generate an App Password on Facebook

Some Facebook applications don’t work with Facebook login approval codes, so if you have that option enabled, you may not be able to use all your apps. Facebook has fixed it so you can use app passwords [more…]

How to Change the Facebook Share Setting for Previously Shared Content

Hopefully, you know how to set your default privacy for Facebook status updates and photos, and know that you can set the privacy individually for each status update you share. When you set your privacy [more…]

How to Edit the Privacy Settings for Your Facebook Albums

Privacy is a big issue, especially when it comes to pictures and video. You can customize not only the overall privacy settings for your Facebook account but also the privacy for individual photo albums [more…]

How to Identify a Facebook Virus

The reason Facebookviruses spread so quickly is that they are hard to discern from regular status updates, and they appear to be shared by people you trust. Many times, the virus link piques your interest [more…]

How Do I Fix My Facebook Account if I Have a Virus?

You will want to take action immediately if you believe your Facebook account has fallen victim to a virus. The first thing to do when you discover that you have a Facebook virus is to change your Facebook [more…]

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