LOCK DOWN FACE­BOOK

THE SO­CIAL ME­DIA GI­ANT IS GREAT FOR SHAR­ING, BUT IT’S EASY TO OVER­SHARE — BUT YOU CAN CON­TROL WHO SEES WHAT WITH A LIT­TLE HELP FROM THIS STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE.

TechLife Australia - - TEST BENCH - [ ALEX COX ]

The so­cial me­dia gi­ant is great for shar­ing, but it’s easy to over­share — but you can con­trol who sees what with a lit­tle help from this guide.

DO YOU WANT EV­ERY ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS TO SEE EV­ERY LIT­TLE THING YOU POST?

THERE’S A GOOD rea­son Face­book is the most pop­u­lar so­cial net­work in the Western world. It’s easy to join, easy to con­nect with your friends and in­cred­i­bly con­ve­nient, as our guide on page 28 shows. If you want to share some­thing, it’s only a cou­ple of clicks away. But is that re­ally such a good thing? Do you want ev­ery one of your friends to see ev­ery lit­tle thing you post? Should any­body that stum­bles on your pro­file be al­lowed to poke through your fam­ily pictures or find out your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion?

We’d say ‘ab­so­lutely not’. Face­book doesn’t hide its pri­vacy fea­tures, but it doesn’t push them ei­ther. It’s up to you to de­cide how se­cure you want your ac­count and posts to be. We’ll walk you through the steps and safe­guards; use your own judge­ment over how much you want to put in place, to en­sure the peo­ple that mat­ter can still see your posts and pro­file.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.