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Wired: How to use Facebook's mystifying privacy settings

Posted by David Christopher on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:51

With government spying on Facebook on the rise, it’s a good time to tighten up those privacy settings.

Article by Gordon Gottesegen for Wired

DESPITE SITTING ON vast gold mines of users’ personal data, Facebook tries to be transparent in how much of your information it shares. However, Facebook is still in the business of data collection, and it’s not going to stop anytime soon.

It’s important to understand right off the bat that it’s in Facebook’s best interests if everything you post and every image you upload remains visible to as many of your friends as possible. Therefore, the default settings on everyone’s profile are the settings that facilitate open sharing between friends. This isn’t a bad thing for many users, but you may not feel comfortable with everything you post being as accessible as Facebook would like.

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