Facebook Privacy Policy

In short, Facebook’s privacy policy is Facebook’s; meaning it can be changed whenever they want, so even if you know it one day we’ve all learned that the next day Facebook may have a completely new look and policy to go along with it.

It’s very important to be careful what you’re posting on Facebook. Everybody has been warned by now that future employers, even current employers, are going to be looking at these things so they should remain appropriate. However, besides job security, some people just want to be private.

Two Austin Texas University student’s were inadvertently outed to their friends and families after joining a LGBT choir Facebook group. Students can be added to facebook groups without their approval first, and once in a group anyone can see. Once added to this LGBT group, they needed to deal with the consequences of their parents learning they were gay.

What you can do to protect your privacy on Facebook? Be extremely careful and always check what is public and what is private. Some things that are always public are profile pictures, cover photos, names and genders, and networks.

Next to most things that are posted they have a small box that allows you specify if you want it public, or private, and just how private you want to make it. If you don’t see that small box, that probably means that the material you just published is public.

If you have a problem with any of this, Facebook suggests you delete your account. #ouch

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