Social Media Privacy: Taking Control of Your Data

Social Media Privacy: Taking Control of Your Data

we are continuing to share various cyber and online safety tips to help keep Internet safety top of mind.

Social media makes it easy for you leave a trail of personal information that you may not want to share with advertisers, analytics companies or people other than your connections. Take charge of your  online privacy with these 6 tips from Hartford Steam experts.

#1: Things you should never share
Social networking means opening up and sharing information online with others, but to protect yourself from identity theft there are some things you should never share.

  • •Your social security number (even just the last 4 digits)
  • •Your birth date
  • •Home address
  • •Home phone number
  • •And, protect all of your passwords, PIN numbers, bank account and credit card information

#2: Customize privacy options
Do not simply accept the site’s default privacy settings. Check out the settings, configuration and privacy sections to see what options you have to limit who and what groups can see various aspects of your personal information.

Search is a new area where users are gaining control of what others are allowed to see. Some sites let you set limits on who can see search results about you. Whether you’ve just joined, or have been a user for a while, log onto your account and view and adjust your privacy settings.

#3: Choose your apps wisely
Some social media services offer apps—games, quizzes, etc. Use them wisely! In many cases, you agree to share personal information in exchange for access. Be sure to take a look[…]

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