Last night I literally had to get my eyes checked. After the eye doctor put these evil drops in my eyes, I had to go stew in the waiting room for 30 minutes before he could safely put needles through my retina. It was one time in my life where we waited around for me to dialate.
To pass the time I picked up a Consumer Reports magazine and read about online safety and Facebook. It burns my ass we have to worry about shit like this. The bad people are always out there probing for weakness and if you give them an opening they can seriously fuck up your shit. Like it or not you have to protect yourself.
The article contained a list of 7 things you should stop doing now on Facebook. And, I think, these rules make sense everywhere else you might go online, too. When I got home last night I did almost all of these right away and plan to to the rest later. I locked down my Facebook tighter than, well, just use your imagination.
According to the article you need to stop:
- Using a weak password
- Leaving your full birth date in your profile
- Overlooking useful privacy controls
- Posting your child’s name in a caption
- Mentioning that you’ll be away from home
- Letting search engines find you
- Permitting youngsters to use Facebook unsupervised
These are just the bullet points. If you want more information (and you should) I urge you to read the full article on the Consumer Reports web site.