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Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Sherry Kinkoph Gunter

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Lesson 5. Guarding Your Privacy

In this lesson, you learn how to protect yourself on Facebook by logging in more smartly, changing your privacy settings, and learning how to keep yourself safe.

Understanding Privacy and Security Settings on Facebook

Privacy and security are the number-one concerns on the Internet, and are particularly relevant in the world of social networking. Identity theft is growing daily, and spammers lurk behind every website trying to nab your email address. It’s more important than ever to guard yourself online. Along with these dangers, a social networking site like Facebook also throws in the risks of humiliation, embarrassment, and criticism if you end up posting information you’re not supposed to or revealing far ...

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