Facebook Safety

Facebook is the most popular social networking site around and it seems to be a deserved popularity. It provides excellent socializing tools, games, and file sharing abilities.

However, it has also become a huge target of scammers, phishing, and privacy leaks (the curse of being popular I suppose). Not only that, but people embarass themselves and worse because they don't understand or use the privacy controls properly (and sometimes even when they do).

Read through this guide to learn some of the bad things that can happen to you and how to prevent it as much as you can.

Privacy Settings

Learn how to Group Your Friends so you can have better control over who sees what.
Protecting your Facebook Pics - How to separate make sure only the right people see the right photos.
Make sure your profile is restricted by viewing your profile as others would see it.

Security Settings

Facebook doesn't provide you with secure login unless you use this simple trick.

Tools

To learn just how easy it is to have your personal information found by others when not secured properly, check out Openbook.
Reclaim Privacy is a simple open-source tool that will check your Facebook privacy settings and let you know if they're set wrong.
IDENTITY THEFT
How to Steal Identities - Why It's So Easy
Credit Freeze
Data Defense
Credit Monitoring
Id Theft Insurance
The Identity Theft Victim's Mini-Guide to Recovery
PRIVACY
The Geek Privacy Principle
Nothing to Hide
Data Abuse
RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification
Privacy Alias/Persona
Data Defense
INTERNET SAFETY
Online Addiction
The Consequences of Posting Online
Photo Safety
Tricks and Scams
Account Hijacking
Trusting Companies
PASSWORDS
Bad Passwords
Password Tips and Tricks
Password Protection
Password Mugging
Computer Security
E-mail Safety
Kids and Computers
Shopping Online
Retailers
All About Warranties

Group Your Friends

Learn to make groups for different friends so that you don't have to let everyone see everything on your Facebook page the same way.

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Protecting your Facebook Pics

Learn to selectively manage who can see which photos on your site.

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See How Others See You (on Facebook At Least)

Learn how to control how other see you on Facebook

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How to Force Login Security on Facebook

Here's a quick tip to make sure that when you log into Facebook, you're not broadcasting your name and password all over the net unprotected.

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Openbook

See just how easy it is to find people's private data with Openbook.

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Reclaim Privacy

It's never too late to start controlling your data. You may never have full control again, but that doesn't mean it's pointless to try.

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