How to Harden Privacy’s Settings on Social Media:
- Review and update your privacy settings: Use Facebook’s privacy checkup tool to review and adjust your privacy settings. Make sure you review the “Who can see your future posts?” and “Who can send you friend requests?” options.
- Limit who can search for you: Under the “Privacy Settings and Tools” section, you can choose to limit who can find you by your phone number and email address.
- Turn off facial recognition: Facebook uses facial recognition technology to identify people in photos and videos. If you don’t want Facebook to use this feature for you, turn it off in the “Face Recognition” section of your settings.
- Protect your tweets: If you don’t want your tweets to be publicly visible, you can make your account private in the “Privacy and Safety” section of your settings.
- Disable location sharing: Twitter can use your location data to personalize your experience and show you relevant content. However, if you don’t want Twitter to track your location, disable this feature in your settings.
- Mute/block unwanted accounts: If you receive unwanted messages or interactions on Twitter, you can mute or block the account to prevent them from contacting you.
- Make your account private: If you don’t want your Instagram posts to be publicly visible, make your account private in the “Privacy” section of your settings.
- Control who can tag you in photos: Under the “Privacy” section, you can choose who can tag you in photos and videos. You can also manually review and approve tags before they appear on your profile.
- Limit third-party access: Instagram allows third-party apps to access your account data. To limit this access, review and revoke permissions for any apps that you no longer use or trust.
- Adjust your privacy settings: Under the “Settings & Privacy” section, you can control who can see your activity, profile, and contact information.
- Turn off data sharing with third-party advertisers: LinkedIn can share your data with third-party advertisers for personalized ads. If you don’t want your data to be shared, turn off this feature in the “Advertising Preferences” section of your settings.
- Review and revoke app permissions: LinkedIn allows third-party apps to access your account data. To limit this access, review and revoke permissions for any apps that you no longer use or trust.