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Protect Your Privacy on Social Media:

Essential Tips for Everyone.

In the digital age, our lives are increasingly exposed on social media.

Whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, X, or other platforms, users share personal details on a daily basis, often without thinking about the potential consequences.

This article aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting your personal data on these platforms.


Understanding Privacy Settings

The Invisible Settings: Each social network offers privacy settings to control who can see your posts and personal information. It is crucial to understand and configure them correctly. For example, on Facebook, you can limit the visibility of your past and future posts and hide information from your profile.

Take a moment to check and adjust these settings. Make sure that only your friends or trusted contacts can see your posts.

Management of Friends and Contacts

Who is really your “friend”? On social media, it is tempting to accumulate friends or followers, but this can increase your risks. The larger your network, the more difficult it is to control who sees your information.

Quality, Not Quantity: Only accept requests from people you know and trust. Periodically review your friends list and remove any suspicious accounts.

Password Security

The First Line of Defense: Your password is the first line of defense. Use strong and unique passwords for each account. Avoid easily guessable information, such as birthdays or pet names.

A Step Further with 2FA: Enable two-factor authentication. This adds an extra layer of security, as you will need your phone to log in to a new device.”

Vigilance Against Links and Sharing

Deceptive Links: Be cautious with the links you click on. Scammers often use links in direct messages or posts to trap users. Beware of offers that seem too good to be true!

Think Before Sharing: Think carefully before sharing personal information, such as your address, financial details, or vacation plans. This information can be used against you by criminals.

Security of Photos and Videos

Geolocation and Metadata: Be mindful of hidden information in photos and videos. Geolocation, for example, can reveal your exact location.

Photo Sharing Settings: Control who can see your photos and videos. Avoid sharing images that could reveal sensitive information about you or your surroundings.

New Threats: Deepfakes and Identity Theft

Protect Your Identity: Deepfakes, a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”, are videos or images created using artificial intelligence techniques to make it appear as if someone is saying or doing something they never did.

This advanced technology can have serious implications for the protection of individual identity.

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Security on social media is an ongoing effort.
By taking proactive steps to protect your privacy and staying informed about new threats, you can enjoy social media while minimizing risks to yourself and your loved ones.
Consider digital security as an essential aspect of your daily life, and always stay one step ahead of potential threats.


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