Most, if not all social media applications come with privacy settings. Settings can be adjusted so that only friends can see what your teens profile. It is my suggestion that this setting be set to the highest privacy available. Profiles contain names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and other personal data.
In today’s modern society, technology and social media has become a prevalent aspect of everyday life, not to mention it’s increasing importance in the workplace. I was aware that many colleges browsed the social media profiles of those who applied, but it did not realize how often this occurred in the workplace for companies who are looking to fill both internship, permanent, and part time positions. After discovering this information, I decided to look into my own social media presence to insure that it would not be detrimental to my internship or job search in the near future. In class, I found out about the “view profile as” privacy feature on facebook. Though I knew about some of facebook’s other privacy settings, such as setting a post
Facebook is a well know social networking site that has taken all over the world with over 500 million people using the site. Social networking sites such as Facebook share information about the user over the Internet, where it can be freely accessed by anyone. This is where issues of privacy to the individual arise. As
However, social networking is not all roses. Just like most other things, there are cons that sit next to the pros. One issue in particular that has been slowly plaguing the world of social networking within the past couple of years is privacy. Facebook has been hit hard recently with criticism from its users over privacy issues and concerns. For instance, they revealed a new feature on their website called Facebook Instant. The company describes it as “frictionless sharing,” so
From online banking to social networks these websites require that the users post important information. Facebook is a very popular social network especially with high school and college students. Lane discusses “The motivating factor behind the success of the current Internet rage…is that people crave a sense of community, and one of the ways to build community is to share personal information” (p. 232). Lane also states, “…Facebook encourages us to reveal increasingly large amounts of information about ourselves, from the banal (“I’m standing in line at the post
We live in a time when people like to share some of their lives on the Internet. Social networking has been a popular activity most teenagers and adults in their daily life. It is a daily life routine for some people, whether it is interacting with friends, sharing pictures or thoughts and even advertising a certain business such as a bakery or a salon. Some popular social networking platforms include Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. On a platform such as Facebook, anything can be shared such as pictures and statuses and you and your friends can see them. Posting things online so that it can only be seen by you or your friends is not considered private. It isn’t considered private because if you were to have your page public, many other people you don’t know have access to your profile and see what you post. Hackers are another reason your profile isn’t considered private. There have been different cases in which so many people are getting hacked nowadays. People realize that online networking can enable to land a position, yet not every person understands that it can be justification for losing one, as well.
In United States, Facebook accounts for 7% of the total consuming time online (Lipsman, 2010) which shows that the increased amount of time spent on social media increased concerns about their users’ privacy and personal data that might have potential impact of personal information leakage and social relations with others (Li,
Many social networking sites regularly make changes that require you to update your settings in order to maintain your privacy, and frequently it is difficult to discover how enable settings for your appropriate level of privacy. Because of this, many users do not realize how much private information they are allowing to become public by not re-evaluating settings every time the network makes a change.
Each social media has their own data policy that helps users understand what is shared publically. When you first set up a Facebook account it is open for the public to see, it is up to the user to go into the account settings and change the settings for privacy. Information that is shared when you open an account can include location a photo was taken, the date a file was created, content you view, shared photos, post you create, along with payment information if you use their programs (Facebook). Facebook has a system where it will recognize your face to help your friends tag you in pictures faster. While American adults are concerned about how the government and corporations are collecting data about citizens and consumers, teenagers are freely giving up their personal and private information online.
Facebook users give up a huge amount of privacy the minute they sign up for their account. By registering for Facebook and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you give them the rights to any, and everything that you post on the website. Even if someone else posts a picture of you that you may not be quite proud of on their wall, that picture (or video) then becomes the property of Facebook. According to the Facebook Terms of Service:
There is no such thing as privacy in Social Networking. When one uses the site Facebook, one may believe that all information placed in a profile is private. However, Information is leaked constantly on the web. If a friend likes a status or comments, their friends will see it as
Users on Facebook do not even realize that their information is everywhere regardless of if it says it is secure. The ads on the side of your Facebook page are of what you previously searched for on the web. Facebook gives away your information on what you searched and your personal info to partner sites. Facebook can take your information and give it to their sponsors so they can send you emails already knowing your name and age trying to get you to buy their products. A weird privacy issue also pertains to the stalking epidemic on Facebook. A user can be blocked from someone, and contact a mutual friend of the user. That mutual friend can give away the personal information and shared pictures to the blocked user. Following those steps usually leads to rumors and tension in the real world and
Social networking sites are known for their ability to allow friends and family to keep in touch. However, sharing too much information can put an individual at a serious risk. According to Kathy Kristof, a financial journalist for CBS news, there are key pieces of information that should never be shared on social networking sites. To begin, never share birth date and place, reveling this information is a possible way for someone to steal a social security number. Sharing
Most people who post personal information on Facebook believe they know who has access to their personal information. Generally, they intend the information to be for friends or maybe groups (people of a shared interest). From the conversations that I have had with work associates, I find many, if not most are unaware of the complexity of setting the permissions of who get to see what they have posted. To further compound the complexity, Facebook will make changes to their ‘security’. Facebook is very slow to inform the users that they need to reevaluate their security settings. I have often helped associates with these settings. When going through the steps with them, they are very upset that the world or even a group of people or students had access to their personal postings. I have seen faculty members dismissed because of improper privacy settings and students suspended for the same reason. Many years ago, after our department chair, co-chair, and a faculty member were sacked for not setting their privacy settings correctly, as the story goes, I quit Facebook
Privacy Privacy has for some time been a great issue to debate for Facebook users. Starting at 2008 Facebook just removed a clause form its terms and conditions that concerned those users who want to have already deleted their account Implying that Facebook can hold content and all the information that has been erased by a user. There have been many complains about clients having their records erased by Facebook. Facebook declined to restore these records without a proper individual ID, for example, driver’s licenses or different IDs. There are not many disadvantages of Facebook’s privacy settings but a few,