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These are accounts for pets or companies that people set up as they would generate a human user's profile.
Accounts that Facebook terms "undesirable," for example those used for spamming, represent about 1.5 percent of the total.
Your Date of birth And PlaceWhile it might be nice to hear from Facebook wellwishers on your birthday, you should think twice before posting your full birthday. Beth Givens, executive director from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse advises that revealing your exact birthday as well as your place of birth is like handing over your financial security to thieves. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon researchers recently learned that they could reconstruct social security numbers using an individual's birthday and place of birth.
Instead of remove your birthday entirely, you can enter a date that's just a couple days off from your real birthday.
Your Mother's Maiden Name"Your mother's maiden name is an especially valuable bit of information, not least since it's often the answer to security questions on many sites," writes the New York Times. Credit card companies, your wireless company, and numerous other firms frequently depend on this tidbit Michael Kors Stockists Ireland
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Your Home AddressPublicizing your home address enables everyone and anyone with whom you've shared that information to see where you live, from exes to employers. Opening up in this way could have negative repercussions: for instance, there have been instances in which burglars have used Facebook to target users who said they weren't at home.
Your Long Trips From HomeDon't post status updates that mention when you will be away from home, advises Ny Times columnist Ron Lieber. Whenever you broadcast your vacation dates, you may be telling untrustworthy Facebook "friends" that your home is empty and unwatched. "[R]emind 'friends' that you have an alarm or a guard dog," Lieber writes.
Your Short Trips From HomeAlthough new features like Facebook Places encourage you to definitely check in during outings and broadcast your location (be it at Air Jordan 6 Uk
a restaurant, park, or store), you may think twice even before sharing information about shorter departures from your home. "Don't post messages for example 'out for a run' or 'at the mall shopping for my sweetie,'" Identity Theft 911 cautions. "Thieves can use that information to physically burglary your house."
Your Inappropriate PhotosBy now, nearly everyone knows that racy, illicit, or else incriminating photos posted on Facebook will set you back a job (or worse). But even deleted photos could return to haunt you.
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ConfessionalsFlubbing on your tax returns? Can't stand your boss? Pulled a 'dine and dash?' Don't tell Facebook. The site's privacy settings permit you to control with whom you share certain informationfor example, you may create a Group that consists only of your closest friendsbut, once posted, it can be hard to erase proof of your illicit or illegal activities, and difficult to keep it from spreading.
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been charged with information they shared around the social networking site. Include it inside your profile and, depending on your privacy settings, even your most distant Facebook "friends" (think exes, elementary school contacts, friendsoffriends) could possibly access it and give you a ring. Sharing it with Facebook Pages can also get you in trouble. Developer Tom Scott created an app called Evil that displays phone numbers published anywhere on Facebook. "There may be a better way to say 'Rob me, please' than posting something like: 'Countdown to Maui! Two days and Ritz Carlton, here we come!' on [a social media site]. But it's hard to think of one. Post the photos on Facebook whenever you return, if you like. But don't invite criminals in by letting them know specifically when you'll be gone," MoneyWatch writes.
Your son or daughter's NameIdentity thieves also target children. "Don't make use of a child's name in photo tags or captions," writes Consumer Reports. "If someone else does, delete it by hitting Remove Tag.
There have been additional reports that insurance providers may adjust users' premiums based what they post to Facebook.
Design Of Your HomeIdentity Theft 911 reminds Facebook users never to post photos that reveal design of an apartment or home and the valuables therein.
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Google search? If not, you should should block your profile from appearing in search engine results. Consumer Reports advises that doing this will "help prevent strangers from accessing your page." To alter this privacy setting, visit Privacy Settings under Account, then Sharing on Facebook.