When I first heard the rumblings of employers requiring their applicants to provide their Facebook passwords, I thought surely this must be few and far between. I mean really. What is the motivation? What are they looking for – dirt on you that they can use against you? It’s such an utter invasion of privacy I was surprised that instead of the rumbling going quietly away, it grew louder as more and more companies began asking for passwords as well.
Facebook is always changing, whether we like it or not. As we all make the change over to the new Timeline kicking and screaming, this is a great time to go through your privacy settings and make adjustments as needed.
Facebook gets such a bad reputation for privacy and security issues because they implement new features without gaining permission from users, rather than giving us a chance to decide if a new feature is something we’re interested in.
I feel it’s my duty to help my fellow chicas navigate their way through social networking, making it as pleasurable as possible. This usually involves tips and tricks to make it safer, more secure, and of course, how to get rid of pesky people, apps, or whatever.
Does the term “facial recognition” in terms of Facebook freak you out a little? If it does, you are so not alone. It gives me the heebie jeebies. Recently Facebook came out with this new feature that uses this sort of technology to automatically identify people in photos that are posted to Facebook, and then recommend other people that can be tagged.
What does your friend list look like on Facebook? If you are like most people, it’s getting too big and out-of-hand, and you’ve been concerned about it ever since you had to accept your mother-in-law’s friend request.