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Social Media Security

Protect your personal information on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google using these helpful links.

Facebook

Facebook continues to be the most popular social networking site on the Internet. You are the first line of defense protecting your account. Use a strong password, take advantage of the many advanced security settings that provide authentication and secure communications, and always log out when you’re done using the site.

Facebook Places allows you to "check-in" and let people know where you are.  Unfortunately, people can "check-in" for you without your permission. Learn how to limit who can check you in or how to turn this feature off completely.

Scan your Facebook privacy settings and get alerted to any settings that might be accidentally public.

The Facebook Privacy & Security Guide is easy to use and will walk you through the recommended privacy and security settings on your Facebook account. It’s free, printable and meant to be shared.   

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social network platform whose specialty is connecting professionals together to build relationships and create business opportunity. The above website reviews tools and options for user privacy on this professional social network.

Google

Google offers a variety of security and privacy tools to help keep your information private and secure.

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