Friday, December 12, 2014

How to Limit Tracking on Face Book...

Privacy. Intrusion. Identity Theft. Data theft. Cookies. Surveys. Do we really have any privacy left?
In this age of social media and date theft, one's information seems to be up for grabs and there isn't anything we can do about it. Seeing how our information is shared from one company to another, legal or not, what is one to do? Not much, but one can try to limit how much our information gets out. One way is by limiting your tracking on Facebook...

Limit tracking on Facebook… 

Worried about tracking while on Face Book? I do. There are a few things you can do to limit tracking and I want to share them with you. Mind you, these steps help, but won’t protect you 100%, but they’re a start. When I saw these, I knew I had to share. Here they are…

1)      Edit your interests: Like many Web sites, Face Book tracks your online activity whether you’re on the site or not. They then profit from the targeted ads. To limit the interest that marketers presume you have, choose a Face Book ad and click on the corner icon. A menu will appear. Select “Why am I seeing this?” and then, “View and manage your ad preferences.” You can trim your profile to your age, gender, and where you live.

2)      Manage your cookies: To tell Face Book (and other web sites) to stop showing ads based on your browser activity, visit aboutads.infochoices, an ad-industry webpage.

3)      Change Your Phone settings: To keep Face Book from collecting data about your use of phone apps, tell your phone. On an iPhone, go to Settings, then Privacy, then Advertising. On an Android, go to Settings, then to Accounts, then select Google, and then Ads. 

Source: Wall Street Journal.

Until next post, I wish you well. May all your dreams come true. Stay Safe. Show compassion. Be kind to one another and those without a voice. Don't share your personal information just because one asks for it.

S.J. Francis
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