Lesson 7. Guarding Your Privacy

In this lesson, you learn how to protect yourself on Facebook by logging in more smartly, changing your privacy settings, and blocking apps and people as needed.

Understanding Privacy and Security Settings on Facebook

Privacy and security are the number-one concerns on the Internet, and are particularly relevant in the world of social networking. Identity theft is a daily threat, and spammers lurk behind many websites, trying to nab your email address. Guarding yourself online is more important than ever. Along with these dangers, a social networking site such as Facebook also throws in the risks of humiliation, embarrassment, and criticism if you end up posting information you’re not supposed to or revealing far ...

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