Consumer Reports: Half of Social Network Users are “Oversharing,” on Facebook, Twitter, Endangering Privacy

Those who “overshare” online – posting personal information like full names, children’s names, home addresses and details about when they’re away from home – are “especially vulnerable,” notes the report.

To counteract these dangers, Consumer Reports made the following seven suggestions of things you should stop doing on Facebook:

  1. Using a weak password
  2. Listing a full birth date
  3. Overlooking privacy controls
  4. Posting a child’s name in a caption
  5. Mentioning being away from home
  6. Letting yourself be found by a search engine
  7. Permitting youngsters to use Facebook unsupervised

Posted via web from Vancouver Internet Marketing Consultant – Brent Purves