Facebook can be a great social network. However, it does have its risks. Almost every day, I hear about Facebook accounts being hacked or duplicated. That is why it is important to monitor Facebook’s privacy and Security settings. Taking simple steps can help protect someone’s personal information in an age of over sharing and public access.
There are 2 steps that can be taken to help protect privacy on Facebook. Both of these are found in the security settings. To get to Settings, on a desktop, go to the upper right-hand corner, to the carrot (arrow) and go to Settings.
The 2 features that are key to protecting yourself are Security and Privacy. Facebook has some great articles about these settings, and others, by visiting: facebook.com/help
There are 2 main parts that are helpful in the Security Settings.
- Log-In Alerts: This alerts you when there is an unrecognized login
- Two-Factor Authentification: This feature requires a second security code for any unrecognized device login.
Privacy has 3 areas to help protect your account.
- Who can see my stuff?
- Who can contact me?
- Who can look me up?
Changing these settings, can add an extra layer of protection, so that Facebook can be enjoyed for the site it was meant to be. Enjoy networking with safety and privacy in mind.
Always remember to periodically check these settings especially after any Facebook updates or notifications.
Facebook as well as other social networking sites can be very active and informative by providing you with much needed information about a product, family, and friends. It can also be frightening sometimes as well. When others post to your Facebook account unwanted or offensive information, you do have ways to stop it from happening again without worry.
Blocking posts from an individual requires a couple of steps and can be done without worry of the person knowing. I have included in today’s post instructions on how to block someone from your Facebook account. Feel free to share them with others or to print them for future use.
Blocking Someone on Facebook
Hope this helps,
Recently Google launched a version of the Earth program that does not require a download. Now you can travel the earth just by visiting the website. In the Chrome browser, it does not work in Edge, just search for Google Earth. Click on the link and away you go.
You can travel around the world using your mouse, arrow keys or their built-in navigation buttons. See your home, explore a vacation spot, travel to far off lands and much more. With the Voyager feature you can take guided tours of sites and learn facts as you go. Voyager has a lot to offer for the inquisitive mind with links to websites, videos and more. Keep track of the places you’ve visited with the bookmark feature. Zoom in and out, explore in 2D and 3D views and drop into a street view where available.
There’s a lot to do in Google Earth, but if you find yourself wanting more consider downloading the desktop version. The browser version is packed with options, but the download has even more. In the download version you can plot trips from one point to another then fly them, travel to the stars or moon and Mars, and go back in time to old maps. Those are just a scant few of the additional options in the desktop version.
I am really enjoying the browser version because of its ease of use. The limited options make it less confusing and easier to navigate. If you ever tried the desktop version and got frustrated I’d recommend the browser version to start. I will say though that I miss the extra options of the desktop version and find myself going back to it when I can.
Keep an eye out for the fall season Smartstore Guide and sign up for a free class to get started with the desktop version of Google Earth. In the meantime, happy travels.