Facebook Privacy Settings: How To Make Your Account More Secure

| April 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

By Tiffany Westry Womack

Social media giant Facebook is gradually making changes to the design of its privacy settings page in order to make it easier for users to see what information is accessible through their account and how it is being used.

Gary Warner, director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, offers tips on which settings to pay close attention to and how to find them, and identifies best practices to better secure your personal information when using Facebook.

Warner says that when it comes to Facebook, users often think going to the privacy tab in the settings menu to make adjustments is enough.“It turns out that those settings are primarily for the more visible things that you would like to share on Facebook, such as your location, photos and whether your posts are public or private,” Warner said. “There is another section of settings that deals with apps you have installed that know about your Facebook account.”

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