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Friday, January 28, 2011

Today Is International Data Privacy Day & Here Are Some Valuable Resources To Help You Stay Safe

Today is International Data Privacy Day around the world and on Facebook. Facebook has many resources available but you need to be able to find them. Well I am going to share them with you and I hope this helps you all. They really should make some of these pages automatic pages we like so we get the updates from them.

The first thing you should check out is this post. It is a post on explaining how to Control How You Share Things on Facebook. 

The next thing posted below is a list of resources and guides to help you on Facebook right off the Facebook & Privacy Page


Privacy Guide

Learn about the settings that help you control your sharing.

Making Control Simple

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discusses changes to make Facebook's privacy settings simpler.

Privacy Settings

Get an overview of Facebook's privacy settings and check out our step-by-step guide to the master control for sharing.


Help Center

Find answers to common questions.

Privacy FAQ

Have questions about how to control your sharing on Facebook? Check out this dedicated FAQ page.

Safety Center

Get information from Facebook and its Safety Advisory Board on how to stay safe online.


Privacy Settings Page

Choose settings to control your sharing as you see fit.

Application Settings Page

See the applications you use and decide how they can interact with you.

Account Settings Page

Reset your password, add an email address, and take other steps to secure your account.


Privacy Policy

Learn about Facebook's official privacy policies and practices.


Read the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which governs Facebook's relationship with users and others who interact with the site.

Facebook Principles

Learn about the ten principles that serve as Facebook's foundation.


Privacy FAQ

Have questions about how to control your sharing on Facebook? Check out this dedicated FAQ page.

Facebook Security Page

Like this Page for tips on how to protect yourself on Facebook and across the Internet.

Facebook Safety page

Get the latest updates and give feedback on Safety issues.

Facebook Safety Center

Find answers to a variety of safety questions here.

Facebook Page

Get the latest updates from Facebook, and read posts on the Facebook blog.

  • Privacy Tips  (Click to Expand)

    Learn some tips to help you control your information.
  • Common Question: Who can see Recent Activity stories displayed on my Facebook profile? 
    Only people who can see the original content or post that they are about. For example, if you comment on a friend's status, then only people who are able to see both your Wall and your friend's status will see a story about it. 

    Privacy Tip: Did you know you can download the data from your Facebook account to your hard drive? To do this: 
    1. Choose "Account Settings" from your Account drop-down menu.
    2. Click "learn more" to the right of "Download Your Information".
    3. Click the green "Download" button.
    Privacy Tip: You can edit the privacy settings of each and every photo album you've created. To do this:
    1. Choose "Privacy Settings" from your Account drop-down menu.
    2. Click "Customize settings," located within the "Sharing on Facebook" section.
    3. Click "Edit album privacy for existing photos," located within the "Things I share" section.
    Privacy Tip: Want to edit your privacy settings from your mobile device? 
    Simply navigate to the Privacy Settings page from the "Settings" link at the bottom of any page.

    Privacy Tip: Did you know you can retract a friend request you've sent to someone?
    1. Visit the person's profile.
    2. Click "x" at the top, next to "Awaiting friend confirmation."
    3. This person will no longer have a pending friend request from you.
    Privacy Tip: Did you know that, when you're online to chat, you can appear offline (or "invisible") to particular friends? 
    1. Put the friends you want to appear invisible to on a new friend list.
    2. Open Chat.
    3. Click the dial next to the friend list's name to go offline for that list only.
    You can learn more about friend lists and chat here 

    Privacy Tip: Did you know you can preview how your profile appears to others on the site?To do this: 
    1. Click on "Privacy Settings" from the "Account" drop-down.
    2. Click on "View Settings" under the "Connecting on Facebook" heading.
    3. Click on "Preview My Profile" in the top right to see how your profile appears to others on the site.
    Privacy Tip: Blocking allows you to prevent all interactions with someone on Facebook.
    People you block will not be able to find you in searches on Facebook, view your profile, or contact you with pokes, Wall posts, or messages. 
    For more information about blocking, please visit the blocking FAQ here

    Privacy Tip: Looking for where to control privacy for videos you post?
    Your default video setting is included with "Your status, photos, and posts" on your Privacy Settings page. Remember that you'll always have the option to change this default setting for individual videos before you share them. You can also go back and edit a video's privacy setting by clicking "Edit Video." 
    Click here for a tutorial on your Privacy Settings page.

    Privacy Tip: Every time you share content from your profile--like your status, links and photos--you can control who gets to see it.
    Click the "Custom" option in the privacy settings drop-down menu (marked by the the 'lock' icon) to target or exclude particular friends every time you post. 

I hope this helps you, there is some good information here for you and feel free to share this with all your friends and family. Be safe everyone !!! 

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