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General safety on Facebook

Recently, Facebook made an apparently large update to their “safety center”, a help chapter designed to help users remain “safe”. Globally, it’s not particularly interesting, but the important safety tips can be a fun read:

Never share your password with anyone.

=> In case you’re stupid

Adjust your privacy settings to match your level of comfort, and review them often.

=> In case you aren’t curious enough to configure your account. Probably then you aren’t curious enough to be reading the safety center, but whatever…

Never share your password with anyone,

=> In case you’re stupid and you can’t read

and be cautious about posting and sharing personal information – especially information that could be used to identify you or locate you offline, such as your address or telephone number.

=> Don’t fill your profile

Report users and content that violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

=> In case you can definitely read… (and have some time to waste – which is likely to be the case since you’re on Facebook anyway)

Block and report anyone that sends you unwanted or inappropriate communications.

=> In case you don’t understand that receiving a text isn’t dangerous (I promise, it isn’t, unless you compile it or something)

Remember that while Facebook has always been based on a real name culture, and using fake names is a violation of our policies,

=> So don’t share your personal information but do share your name. Wait, isn’t that a personal information?

people are not always who they say they are.

=> In case you think your computer would refuse to upload a photo of someone else than yourself.

Use caution when accepting or sending friend requests, and keep in mind that it is always risky to meet anyone in person whom you don’t know through real world friends.

=> In case your parents never told you not to speak to strangers.

If you did learn something from the quoted texts (I seriously hope you didn’t), well, maybe you would like to keep reading. I actually learned something from this page: this post is getting me a cyberbullying point*. Hurray! 😀

* or maybe actually a few. Damned, this test is harsh!

Posted in funnies, privacy.

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