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Take Control of Your Online Privacy, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Keep Social Media Sort of Private-ish

At the risk of stating the obvious, social implies interaction with other people, which is somewhat at odds with privacy. On the Internet, it’s best to think of “social” as synonymous with “public” (even though that’s not necessarily true), because once you’ve shared something online—in any of a hundred senses of sharing—whoever you’ve shared it with can, in turn, share it with someone else.

As a result, the very best advice I can give you about privacy when it comes to social media is not to expect any, regardless of your privacy settings. You may imagine that the things you post or tweet are just between you and your friends (or “friends,” as the case may be), but that’s optimistic at best. Instead, assume ...

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