Tips for Facebook’s Timeline Feature

Some of my friends on Facebook have been worried about the Timeline feature. As good cyber citizens they are wary whenever a new feature is introduced that might reveal more personal information than they would prefer.

The most worrisome part of Timeline is that friends can view a digital comprehensive history of your life. As an article at http://netsecurity.about.com states: “Law enforcement, potent employers, stalkers, and others who review Facebook profiles will love the timeline as they can navigate life histories with ease.”

If you are using the Facebook Timeline (you must enable it to have it), or you wish to use it in the future, I suggest reading the full http://netsecurity.about.com article to see how you can secure your personal information. It explains what the security and privacy implications are when you enable the new feature and provides some tips to ensure that what should be private remains private.

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