Our online privacy seems to be diminishing rapidly, and that’s frightening for most people. With a few relatively simple tips, you can adjust your online privacy so you are only sharing the information that you want to share to the people that you want to share it with.
Social Media Privacy
If you want more control over your privacy online, take the time to visit AdustYourPrivacy.com. The website provides simply DIY guides to adjust your privacy settings on all of the major social networks. including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Pandora, and even Hulu. Most people never take the time to really read and properly set the privacy settings of their Facebook account. As a result, their life is plastered online so that anyone can view your profile, even potential stalkers.
Test your Privacy
AdustYourPrivacy.com also has a number of other tools so you can search for yourself online and see what comes up. Their ‘test my privacy’ feature lets you see what your social profile will look like to a stranger. This can be a very helpful tool in understanding exactly how much of your personal life is shared with social media.
General Settings for Better Privacy
There are a handful of settings and configurations that you can use across different social media sites. The actual settings will vary, but the general principles are the same.
- Set the privacy settings on your social networks from public to private and make sure that only your friends can see the posts. Some options allow for friends of friends, but you should turn this off for better privacy.
- Keep your web searches secure by using privacy / incognito settings on your browser.
- Disable location settings and only use them when they are needed. You should not tag all photos and tweets with your GPS location data. Stalkers and thieves can use that information to