Nov. 3, 2010
-- These days, internet security is on everyone’s mind, but there is one place where no one expects to have their identity tracked and maybe even stolen: social media sites. Facebook is currently in the news after revealing that some of their most popular games and apps were transmitting personal information back to companies to be used to track its users.
Dr. Clyde Lettsome, President of the solutions company Calabrix Corporation, has written a short article giving the public an inside view on how to enjoy your favorite Facebook applications while protecting your personal information. The article entitled Reducing Personal Security Breaches On Facebook, gives 3 simple steps that allow you to enjoy your favorite games and apps, while keeping your personal information out of others hands.
“When you sign up for Facebook, you input your name, birthday, where you went to school, where you work, who your friends and family are, pictures of your friends and family, and even your current location and activities.”
says Dr. Lettsome.
Facebook users need to do everything they can to keep this sensitive information out of the hands of companies that want to track them without their permission or anyone else who means to do them harm. For tips on how to protect yourself on Facebook, read Reducing Personal Security Breaches On Facebook.
If you would like to connect with or read more of Dr. Lettsome’s writings, you may connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, read his business blogs at blog.Calabrix.com, and read consumer blogs at findhiddendiscounts.com.