Social media companies have promised to improve their security to make sure user information isn’t stolen, but as a user, you should also take some steps to make your profiles more private.
Here are a few things you can to do on your social media accounts to make sure your information isn’t easy for strangers to access.
1. Review and change your privacy settings
You should regularly review your privacy settings as social networks often change their settings when there are updates and privacy isn’t always the default setting when this happens.
When it comes to Facebook, it’s best to make sure that most of your information isn’t shared publicly, only with friends. Location tracking and whether strangers can direct message you are some of the features you can control on Twitter. And on Instagram, you may want to manage who can follow you or comment on your posts, and review whether your posts will show up in a Google search or when searching for a hashtag you may have used.
2. Don’t share certain information
There is some information you shouldn’t make available to anyone viewing your social media profiles, even frie...
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