Important privacy issues when using social media

  • Everyone can see your personal information (name, age, birth date, gender, location and picture)
  • Some of your personal information is needed to have an account (as above)
  • Risk of Identity theft from account details
  • Social media privacy rules can change
  • Everyone can see who you are, what you are doing, interested in and who you associate with.
  • Advertisements / Recommendations from your profile and views
  • Once you post its stuck online any anyone can see and share it with others
  • Somebody can use the items you posted
  • Other people can also post things you did that could implicate you     (a video from the site that’s on YouTube)


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