Social media is a great place to reconnect, share, and learn.
However, just ensuring that your social media privacy settings are strong isn’t the only way to protect yourself. Once you post anything online, you have lost control of it. You need to understand what is being collected and how it is being used.
Here are some privacy concerns you should have when using social media:
Privacy Settings: Carefully create and frequently review privacy settings for all of your social media accounts.
Information Sharing: If a service is “free,” then you are the product. Investigations have found that what you are doing online may be sold to others.
Artificial Intelligence: AI, social media, and marketing are the perfect combination. Marketers now use information gathered from your habits online to feed you ads focused on your last search or purchase, and thereby continue to learn even more about you.
Unintentional Disclosure: The information you post about yourself may reveal much of your personal history, and thus the answers to your online secret security questions.