Facebook Privacy: Delete These Things Now

By: | April 27th, 2018

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is reeling from privacy-related issues. Concerned about privacy, many people have deleted their accounts.

If you are a regular Facebook user and you want to continue with your account, you just have to be a bit careful. To secure your privacy, you have to limit the amount of information the company knows about you.

Here are certain things you should delete to secure your Facebook privacy:

  1. Delete the people you don’t know: Delete the people who are not reliable and trustworthy, such as those you added just to get some extra likes.
  2. Your phone number: Never put your phone number on your profile, as your personal details can be discovered by using it.
  3. Your birthday: Although you love to receive a lot of birthday greetings on your big day, displaying information like your birth date can make it easier for people to steal your identity.
  4. Photographs of your children: Never post photographs of your child/young family members on Facebook.
  5. Stop tagging your location: Don’t reveal your position on Facebook. You shouldn’t tag yourself with “off on holiday” or share your snaps on Facebook until you’re home.
  6. Boarding pass pictures: Don’t post your ticket or boarding pass information on Facebook, as the barcode on your boarding pass is unique to you. Through it, one can get the personal information you gave to the flight company.
  7. Your bank information: If you are receiving money through Facebook, don’t forget to delete your card information from your account.
  8. Relationship status: Don’t share your relationship status.
  9. Your boss: Don’t add your boss on your Facebook. Facebook friending your boss may not be a good idea.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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