Facebook Privacy Basics: Security Guide

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Perhaps you're applying for a new job or trying to distance yourself from an ex or worried about being "catfish-ed" -- there are many good reasons to protect your Facebook account and the social site has just made it easier for you to do so.

Facebook has a reputation for complicated security settings and many users wonder how Facebook is using the information your provide in your profile. In an effort to help users understand and modify their privacy settings, Facebook has introduced Privacy Basics, which provides tips and how-to guides for taking charge of your Facebook account.

Privacy Basics offers interactive guides that answer FAQs about how you can control your information on Facebook. The guide topics include:

  • What others see about you - Take control over who sees what you share on Facebook
  • How others interact with you - Manage how others affect you and your content
  • What you see - Customize what you see from friends and advertisers
  • How to keep your account secure - Learn about features to help protect your account and things you should avoid

You can learn more about Privacy Basics from Erin Egan, Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer, in the Facebook Newsroom.