In the internet age, every user has to bear in mind ‘caveat utilitor -> let the user beware‘ . It is even more important for social media users who click on buttons oblivion of the fact what you are agreeing to or signing up for.
Facebook’s latest privacy scandal only rubs this fact on our face. [Click here to read more & understand about the scandal]
How many of us enjoyed take those quizzes? What we didn’t realise is how we are giving away private information about us and making it available to all kind of people online.
Some articles that can help you stay safe:
- Read this article from CNBC on how to see which apps have access to your Facebook data — and cut them off. I just opened my settings and noticed that, apps that I don’t recognize seem to have access to a lot of my data.
- Verge carries an article on some precautions you can take to protect your privacy and make use of Facebook as a utility without compromising your personal data. This article also explains how to limit sharing settings on FB.
- Another article which clearly guides you every step, to stay safe while using Facebook , Click here
Facebook has almost become an integral part of our lives. It acts as a journal where we record our life events and milestones. In this fast paced world, it has become the essential networking tool, to stay in touch with friends & family. It sometimes acts as a therapist, by giving you the space to express and emote. It also truly makes us heroes of our life story.
But in all this let us not forget the downsides. Let us be mindful when we use any social media app!
And here is an infograpic to sum it all up. [Courtesy : DesignTaxi]