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Facebook Privacy

If you are a Facebook user, you’re probably thinking that you’re pretty safe. After all, you have a password and you only approve those people you really want to have access to your life. Sarah Perez of the web site Read Write Web and the New York Times has a five ideas you should consider. Among the ideas to help you maintain your privacy is creating groups of friends . . . you might have work friends and college friends for example. With those lists, you can specify who gets to see what.

Her final recommendation may make Facebook a little less fun for some. Some Facebook applications are not so honorable. As they override your privacy settings, they can expose your information to others without your explicit consent. This related article has more information.

And while you’re at . . . how strong is your Facebook password?

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