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Facebook Security: Easy Tips for User Privacy
August 11, 2015

One of the biggest complaints that people have against Facebook is that their privacy can be compromised at any time. While the entire purpose of Facebook and social networks is to share your updates with friends and family, many people often lose track of where to draw the line. A lot of data breaches that occur over Facebook happen solely due to user negligence. Facebook itself offers several security and privacy features, which many users often overlook. This leads to them ultimately blaming Facebook for security lapses, so in order to combat that, the platform frequently comes out with updates and tools to help people share their information in a secure manner.

facebook privacy basics

The latest in this line of offerings by Facebook is this microsite which talks about Facebook Privacy Basics. This portal is an interactive and helpful tool that promises to give users the knowledge to protect their Facebook security. In this blog post we will share some insights about this portal and how it can help our users stay safe on Facebook.

What others see about you

A lot of people know what it feels like when a friend sees something on Facebook that was not meant for them. This can be embarrassing and in some cases, can even lead to serious problems in personal and professional lives. This section of this portal allows Facebook users to take complete control over what they share on Facebook and who sees what they post.

  • Posts
  • Deleting posts
  • Likes and comments
  • Search
  • Profile
  • Tagging
  • Friend list
  • Account deactivation and deletion

How others interact with you

In this section, the portal describes how others affect the content that you post. If you have ever found yourself tagged in an embarrassing photo that you did not want posted online, then you know what this means. Moreover, you can also change the settings of how others post on your Timeline, you can unfriend troublesome people and you can control Facebook’s recognition of photos or videos that you are in.

  • Timeline
  • Unfriending and blocking
  • Comments and likes
  • Photos and videos I’m in
  • Untagging

What you see

It’s not uncommon to log in to Facebook and be bombarded with ads, company pages and other sponsored posts today. All this extra information or noise can often drown out what’s important. Facebook gives you the ultimate control over what you see when you sign in and this can seriously distort all those dollars that companies spend to get to your eyeballs.

  • News feed
  • Ads

How to keep your account secure

One of the biggest fears of the modern age is the fear of getting your Facebook account hacked. After all, your account is a detailed insight into your likes, comments, people you search for, places you want to visit and several other personal and public data points. So what do you do if your account is compromised? This section details that information and more.

  • Passwords
  • Hacked accounts
  • Login alerts
  • Login approvals
  • Trusted contacts
  • Where you’re logged in
  • Logging out
  • Spam
  • Phishing
  • How you’re protected
  • Information requests

In addition to this, you can also read the Data Policy of Facebook in detail. Over here, you will read about what kinds of information is collected by Facebook and what they do with it. The language here is simple but lengthy so you can always refer to this page from time to time to get an idea about what’s happening to all those clicks that you make.

Additionally, we also recommend that you secure your online presence with tried and trusted antivirus tools. With features like web security, phishing protection and more, these tools also go a long way towards protecting your online identity and privacy.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Rahul Thadani
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Rahul is a web enthusiast and blogger, and has been writing about the computer security industry for the last three years. Following the latest technology trends,...
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  1. i can not delete the unwanted post .they can be hide only.how can i delete them.

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  2. suraj kumarAugust 14, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    in my pc its showing again and again that new upgrade version 16.00 is available for quick heal total security. should i upgrade this or not ? and if i upgrade my version to 16.00 then my activation date upto 09 march 2017 will b remain same or not. please help me at my no. 9419382248 or on my mail id .

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    • Hi Suraj,

      This is the latest version of Quick Heal and you should definitely consider carrying out this upgrade. It is free of cost and it will not affect your license period or expiry date. The version has several new features and compatibility.

      Regards.

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  3. I want to learn more on how to secure my account. Please send it to my e-mail quoted above.

    Thanks,
    Akin

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  4. Potti srinivasa rao yeripilliAugust 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    I agree with you . It happens because of the negligence. In order to prevent this one should change the privacy settings. There should be fence around this , i.e., the Quick Heal Anti-Virus. So go for quick heal.

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  5. SUSHIL BHARGAVAAugust 14, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    I like this application quick heal total security

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  6. Vishal KadamAugust 15, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Hi,

    Today I saw a non relevant notification in my notifications list,
    It was from some Rohan chahe on the timeline of Charity Island? and other on the @kit’s Tattoo studio?

    I clicked on it and respective pages opened which had porn image being posted by Rohan.
    How to get rid off such nuisance?

    This is the first time I have seen some non relevant notification coming in.

    Regards
    Vishal

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  7. virandra soniAugust 15, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Very nice and goods to candidates

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  8. Goutam BhowalAugust 15, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    I have faced a problem with two persons whom I don’t know. They have commented on my post/comment awfully. I have blocked them immediately.

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  9. Goutam BhowalAugust 15, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    some facebook accounts has no identity. probably they denote the profile of another person. it is impossible to guess who is behind those accounts.

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  10. prasantaberaAugust 16, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    TOTAL SECURITY NEW PRODUCT KEY

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  11. Harry DavidAugust 16, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    I often find my mail getting hacked. i am a senior citizen. i do not indulged in the nitty greety of the computer. i am content with just receiving messages from a few good friends.I only pray that the hackers do not play traunt with a simple man like me.

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  12. mdsohailkhan29August 16, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Nice

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  13. altaf hussainAugust 17, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    sir update kuy nahi hota hai ya to mare farvita hai

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  14. rajan samarthAugust 17, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    very nice information, about hacking of account, and phishing .

    Thank you Quick Heal.

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  15. Brijendra RawatAugust 17, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    very nice tips for internet users

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  16. abhijeet kumarAugust 17, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    very nice your advise so thank s yo ok q h

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  17. Musa DahibuAugust 17, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    I can’t remember my facebook password. please, help me.
    thanks

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  18. can u tell me how can I delete/deactive my facebook account

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    • Hi Suman,

      To deactivate your account:

      – Click the account menu at the top right of any Facebook page.
      – Select Settings.
      – Click Security in the left column.
      – Choose Deactivate your account then follow the steps to confirm.

      Regards,

      Reply
  19. himat solankiAugust 17, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    very nice your advise so thank s yo ok
    SOFWARE

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  20. sir mera fb acc. hack ho gaya he usme mere name se porn share ho rahi he. or ab mene new acc. banaya usme bhi yahi problem aa rahi he . plz help me & suggest me sir..

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  21. amit kumar vermaAugust 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    quickheal is protecting my pc but so not perfectly,,,,give me suggestion

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  22. SUBHA MONDALAugust 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    VERY VERY NICE ANTIVIRUS QUICK HEAL.

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  23. RAVI TEJA SAIAugust 17, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    HI
    I HAVE BOUGHT TWO QUICK HEAL INTERNET SECURITY CD’S AND ACTIVATED WITH ONE EMAIL ONLY. IS THERE ANY PROBLEM BY DOING THIS?OR I HAVE TO GIVE SEPARATE EMAIL ID AND CHANGE THAT

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  24. Anytime i want to open my Facebook account i will see a notice that it requires cleaning. A suggested av will appear for downloading. I already have quick heal. What do i do?

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  25. BUDDHI bHATTARAIAugust 18, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    my pc have not update quickly why? i instaled quickhill 14 last 5 month

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  26. Very nice app to quick heal

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  27. Sir,

    How can i change email id of my face book account

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  28. i had quick heal with me but it saved a lot from online hackings

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  29. hello sir how are u please sent latest verson for quick heel urjent

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  30. mohit tomarAugust 19, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    VERY NICE ANTIVIRUS QUICK HEAL.

    Reply
  31. BHAVESH SAIYAAugust 21, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    nice info i read

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  32. hello sir,i want my liked pages not to be seen by my friends or any other and third party please give me the entire security n privacy solution

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    • Hi Chimi,

      You can select an audience for each section of likes on your About page:

      Go to your profile and click About below your cover photo.
      Scroll down to your Likes section and click.
      Select Edit Privacy.
      Click the audience selector to select who can see what you’ve liked in each section.
      Click Close.

      Regards,

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  33. deepak joliyaAugust 28, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Hii sir. mere pc se facebook open nahi ho pa rahi hai.mein jab bhi fb login karna chata hu to “this web page not available btata hai.sir plz help me

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  34. Hi l have tried several times in updating quick heal total security and i received the same result of disconnection of internet by remote side.

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  35. Nawal KishoreAugust 30, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Every day I am asked to update my Quick Heal Antivirus.How my PC becomes unsecured even when I am not using Internet and daily a lot of time is taken to update this already updated antivirus.Is there any procedure to this antivirus updated foe a longer period.

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  36. AMINA BASHEER YERIMASeptember 1, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Good

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  37. IRFAN MANSURISeptember 2, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Quick Heal Antivirus Pro (ver.16) does not Detect “FevbwuJ.exe” Virus, and steel fail to detect a virus that make folders hide in my pen drive…

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  38. Is any one kind enough to suggest how to stop getting maleware virus in facebook please. It will be so great, if someone could solved this problem.

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  39. HL
    I want to know how nobody can see my photo which I upload to my timeline expect my friends,many time naked photo are posted on my timeline,so how can I avoid this.

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    • Hi Bapikrushna,

      Firstly, you should not be posting such images on your Timeline. If someone else is posting these on your Timeline, then you need to block that person. Visit their profile or page and report them as spam. Moreover, delete those images from your Timeline or make them viewable to yourself only. These options are available under every image that is posted.

      Regards.

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  40. hi …. how to secure Facebook privacy?? for ex.
    1. go to Facebook login page where u r login.
    2.forget your password
    3. then click they show ur added email address or phone number for recovery your account….
    but my question is how to hide these email or phone by someone trying to be….??

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