Facebook privacy settings: What you need to know

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Facebook is making big changes to its privacy settings that may mean millions of people begin to expose information that they previously considered to be restricted to only their Facebook friends to the entire internet.

This YouTube video explains more.

Facebook is recommending that users adopt a series of new privacy settings that would reveal their personal data to anyone on the internet. Chances are that when you login to Facebook today you’ll be advised to make various pieces of your personal information available for “Everyone” to see.

To get a clear picture of what Facebook means by…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.