With the recent news of Facebook leaking personal data to Cambridge Analytics, people should become more aware of what they could unintentionally share to the world (at a nice profit to many), and take steps to protect it.
There are tons of software that can do the job of hiding, and/or wiping your data from your PC, tablet or phone, perhaps making it safe. There is free software available, such as Avast! or Clean Master, but has limited options, compared to purchased or subscribed versions. In addition to having this software, the best practice is to learn to wipe your personal data from your machine yourself as frequently as possible.
Hey, everyone…If you receive a friend request from someone you are 99% sure is already your friend on Facebook, just check your friends’ list before accepting. If you still have doubts, message them and ask questions that only the true person would know the answers to. There are also alot of temporary profiles out there, just hanging around long enough to gather some contacts from your friend list (and they don’t have to see your friends list, they can gather from the posts, likes and comments on your timeline as well). I check out every friend request…if I see a profile with just two pics (usually a pic of some kind, and an enlarged copy of the first), no friend, about, etc info…I block them. I’ll also do a Google search, as well. When in doubt, message them and start asking questions, which usually throws them off, and they disappear. I love fish…but not catfish.