How to Prevent Your Facebook Info, Messages, Pics from Being Mined

Most of us use Facebook every day to connect with the ones we love, raise awareness for the causes we champion, even to conduct business to feed our families. We know how useful it can be. But did you know that Facebook has been sued several times between 2012 and 2015 for allegedly scanning private messages, tracking user internet use after logging out, and illegally collecting biometric data from tagged pictures using facial recognition software?

As parents, we’re quick to worry about our children’s online privacy, but what about our own? Their privacy starts with ours. And if you use Facebook as much as we do, you’ll want to look at this eye-opening infographic shared by tuned in parent Megan W. and safeguard your Facebook account today.

The Most Important Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

The Most Important Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or become complacent and feel resigned to a brave new world of invasive data tracking and ubiquitous surveillance. However, it only takes awareness and a few extra steps to protect your privacy. So take them. It is, after all, your privacy, your children’s privacy, your entire family’s privacy.

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4 comments on “How to Prevent Your Facebook Info, Messages, Pics from Being Mined

  1. Your article made me to realize, how much information we are feeding to the internet on a daily basis about our life. I guess its better to be safe, than sorry. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. It’s scary how much personal information we just put out there everyday in social media. Good to know there’s still a way safely share.

    • It IS scary when you think about it—personal photos, real time location, layout of our homes and inventory of possessions, and digital breadcrumbs of everything we view online. Yikes! But it doesn’t have to be scary when we stay informed and protect ourselves. 🙂

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