Helping third-party companies gather your personal info?

Image of Facebook logo
Secure your Facebook presence against hackers.

Ever use Facebook to sign into an App? Did you agree for that App to gather info on your friends and family? (I, for one, don’t thank you for that.) But there is a solution for both me and you to keep our info as private as possible in this day and age because nobody wants to be hacked.

Social media guru (and Jersey Girl) Kim Komando recently posted an article about how Facebook not only tracks our every keystroke (no surprise there) but share info third-party companies when we use FB to play a game or “Log in with Facebook.”

When you do that, Komando says, you’ve given them permission to access all kinds of information about you and all of your “friends.” If you don’t want that — and who really does –Komando explains how to opt out of sharing.

You might be wondering why this even matters, and how it really impacts you personally.

Komando tells us why: ” The easiest way to answer those questions is to point out all of those big data breaches you hear about almost daily. Hackers rarely waste time on individuals these days. They’ve got much bigger fish to fry. Large retailers, for example – or the databases where these third-party companies store the information they’ve gathered. That’s why everyone should take these steps to protect their private information.”

Click here to read her step-by-step guide on securing your web presence.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s