Tag: Privacy Settings

Facebook Announced Privacy Changes Effective Jan 1, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/about/terms-updates

Facebook announced Privacy changes in Terms and Conditions effective January 1, 2015.  They have developed something called Privacy Basics which is a tool to assist in understanding all privacy options.

They are covering information on:

  • GEO Targeting or getting location information to provide you with enhancements for where you are and friends nearby.
  • Enhancements to Purchases on Facebook
  • Information on the apps use with your device down to battery, signal and permissions
  • Information on the suite of companies now working with Facebook
  • Additional control with Ads

Though the information provided so far is very general, it has a nice appearance to its instruction tutorial module and walks you through some of the popular questions you would see in forums.  They are also developing videos in 30+ languages to provide instruction as well.

Though I can’t give a thumbs up or down on this Privacy initiative, I will say that as a user of Facebook, this is a step in the right direction and I am encouraged to see if there are mild or massive changes users will need to make upon the official launch, if they have made adjustments to layouts and how this will effect the user experience.  The biggest complaint people have when we talk about Facebook in consultations is, “They just don’t make it easy to find answers to my questions”  So hopefully this will help with that!

View the details about Privacy Basics, Terms and Updates at: https://www.facebook.com/about/terms-updates

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Snapchat – What you don’t know can hurt you


If you are a teen or parent of a teen, chances are you have seen or used Snapchat’s photo messaging app.  Basically, users take pictures or videos, or send texts and send them to a list of people in their contacts.  The sent message shows on their “Snaps” for about 10 seconds and then disappear.  The theory is they are supposed to be hidden from the users phone and deleted from the Snapchat servers never to be seen or heard from again.


On Jan 2, 2014, CNN reported: “(CNN) — Hackers appear to have posted account info for 4.6 million users of quickie social-sharing app Snapchat, making usernames and at least partial phone numbers available for download. The data were posted to the website SnapchatDB.info. By late Wednesday morning, that site had been suspended.

The hack was seemingly intended to urge Snapchat to tighten its security measures. The anonymous hackers said they used an exploit created by recent changes to the app, which lets users share photos or short videos that disappear after a few seconds.”  
View the full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/01/tech/social-media/snapchat-hack/ 

This is alarming as it is.  Hackers having access to information is terrible, but on a massive level like this, it is quite frightening.
Additionally, further research by The Gaurdian into Snapchat has proven that: “users should be clear that Snapchat photos are not currently deleted; they are merely ‘hidden’.”
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Before signing up for the next great social platform, buyer be aware.  Do the research, take the time to understand how the systems are built, by what means are the companies protecting you and remember that what you share online or in a virtual world does matter and sooner or later things can come back to hurt you.  Be careful, be wise and most of all, keep your children protected from online trolling. 

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Teen use of Instagram – Privacy Faux Pas



Teens are starting to move away from Facebook and  are moving more toward sharing sites that parents might feel have limited to no control over privacy settings.  Faux Pas – keeping inappropriate images and comments on your childs profile will hurt them in the future.

There are things you can do to remove inappropriate things from Instagram.  Just knowing how to get to the places is half of the battle.

Here are a few links that may be helpful for you.
It is better to delete an image or comment than to leave it there for the world to see.
Deleting Photos:
Deleting comments you have posted:
Deleting comments others have posted:
Making your profile private will allow only the people that have been approved the ability to see the posts:
As always, with you or your youth, remember that you have the ultimate decision on where they play online.  Hopefully these tools will help you in maintaining an online reputation for your teen.

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Should ALL of your connections see ALL of your posts on Facebook?


We have talked about Privacy settings in the past and the fact that nearly every time there is a major update to the social media platform, privacy settings need to get re-established. There are many things to understand about your privacy settings on Facebook.  Establishing lists for organizing your contacts into categories and lists may help you to feel a little more comfortable when posting so you can select who sees which updates you make on your profile.
Facebook has put together a simple tutorial on the steps for adjusting who sees your posts each time you post:
Simple steps to ensure your posts go to the right news feeds.  Be sure to modify your lists if you want specific groups of people see an update.
Happy posting!

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