Over the weekend Martin here reported that Facebook had released their own Guide to Facebook Security “aimed at young adults, parents and educators to educate them about security concepts on the social networking site.”
It’s a 14 page, fairly academic piece that doesn’t address the fundamental issue that Facebook need to get their own house in order before telling people how to cope with the current status-quo.
Why do I say this, because rather ironically that very same day I’d also published my own free Facebook guide, “The Facebook Privacy Guide“. I’ll let you decide which one you prefer but I’ll give you the run down on my own eBook.
It’s completely FREE and a 36 page essential guide to everything you need to know to protect your online privacy from unscrupulous people, current and future employers, advertisers and malware writers.
I’ve included a great many Quick Tips throughout the book and it’s all in glorious full colour with large text and screenshots throughout. I’ve used the same accessible and non-technical language I was praised for with my Microsoft Press book “Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out” to make the book useful to people of all ages from children and teenagers to adults and the elderly.
It’s a complete and essential guide to keeping yourself, your personal information and your photos and videos safe from prying eyes and those who would use it for unwarranted purposes.
There’s more than just that though, I’ve included details on how to spot and keep yourself safe from Facebook spam and malware, and also how to create safe and secure usernames and passwords, not just for Facebook, but for every website you visit.
Facebook currently has around 750 million users worldwide and has been heavily criticised in recent years for very lax privacy, including one change that automatically made every user’s private information visible to search engines. This was one of many privacy problems with the world’s most popular social networking site that caused a public outcry, and the company had to quickly change the settings again for all users.
You can see some images from the eBook below and if you find it useful I do ask that you please pass the link on to your friends and family.
You can download The Facebook Privacy Guide from our sister site Windows7News.