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5 Ways to Guard Your Privacy on Social Media

Nearly half of the world’s people use social media platforms. It is no wonder that identity thieves consider social media one of the richest treasure troves of personal information.  And if your privacy settings are improperly configured, you may be giving too much information away for free. Keep your tribe small Connections on social media learn a lot about you- from seeing your vacation photos to learning about your personal triumphs and tragedies.  If your circle of “friends” becomes too wide, the odds of losing private information increase. Never accept friend requests from strangers.  Be selective about requests from “friends of friends”.    Use a fake birthday It feels great when friends on Facebook send you warm birthday greetings.  But your birthday is an important piece of identifying information that thieves could leverage to obtain other private records.  If you list a birthday on Facebook at all,

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