You’re on Facebook. You may be looking for a job or just playing around with friends. Either way, you may not want companies poking around, tracking you. Hey who would? It’s your business and what you do on Facebook is certainly your business, nobody else’s.
And yes, companies can track your every move. Pretty scary, but it’s true. They will probably do this when scouting new talent. What better way to learn your personality than to track your every move. Plus, there are advertisers that are looking to sell your personal details in one form or another.
Here’s how to prevent your Facebook info from being in companies’ and advertisers’ hands:
- Opt out of ad tracking. Click here for more info on the how-to instructions. It’s quite a laundry list to go through since four data brokers will have to be opted out of to ensure your data is not disseminated.
- Set your apps to not track your info. Go to Settings->Apps->Apps you use->Show All Apps->Edit/delete
At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself, are you on Facebook to connect with friends, and family or to publicize your life, or both. Based on that answer, you can decide if you’d like to take the tech service steps in making your Facebook account private.