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Facebook users engaged with privacy settings

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A majority of Facebook users say they connect to the social networking site from work, but 73 percent have not "friended" their boss, according to a new report from F-Secure.

More than half (58%) of Facebook users said they visit the site at least occasionally at work and 77 percent report they actively use the privacy settings on the site.

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"We’re finding that Facebook users are more privacy savvy than some experts assume," said Sean Sullivan, F-Secure Security Advisor.

"As Facebook moves to make more and more information public, its users seem to be increasingly aware that their privacy control is at stake."

More than a third (35%) of Facebook users said they have posted something on the site they later regretted.

In addition, Facebook users are careful about backing up photos they post on the site. Seventy percent said they have backups of at least some of the photos they’ve shared, compared to 56 percent of computer users who stored or backed up their digital photos in a 2009 survey by F-Secure.

"Facebook is a free service," Sullivan says, "but we ‘pay’ by viewing advertising and making our lives into content that can be searched, shared and monetized."

"Users are willing to make a bargain, but they are also demanding Facebook for more control over what they share and with whom."
 

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    more than he has to?

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    Or unless you are your own boss. =)

  • http://www.victoriadelane.com Victoria Delane

    My boss is cool and laid back but I can definately see why many wouldn’t want their boss up in their business. That is getting too personal in a business setting and could easily back fire later on down the road. Ofcourse the boss will deny firing someone over what they found on someone through facebook because it is out of work but I am sure the boss could come up with something if wanting to. Security is very important. I am very discreet and don’t want face pics up on the internet. You never know who will steal them and use them. Also, I have had people tell me that they saved my pictures on their computer due to crushes. It is kind of creepy!

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    no shocker here. The last thing your boss would want to see is an employee updating his FB status when he should be working.

  • http://www.jobsvandaag.be Kris – Jobsvandaag.be

    Many people don’t want to have their boss to be friends on Facebook. But what if your future employer checks your (public) Facebook profile?

    If you’re applying for a job, they’ll do a search for your name. Most recruiters also check your Facebook-profile nowadays. If you didn’t adjust your privacy settings, then you’re pictures and wall are mostly visible via search engines.

    Your Twitter or Facebook-profile can be a great tool in online reputation management. Openness is the key to success, so keep those drunk pictures off from Facebook and add your boss and colleagues to your friends list.

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Facebook users engaged with privacy settings

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A majority of Facebook users say they connect to the social networking site from work, but 73 percent have not "friended" their boss, according to a new report from F-Secure.

More than half (58%) of Facebook users said they visit the site at least occasionally at work and 77 percent report they actively use the privacy settings on the site.

Sean-Sullivan

"We’re finding that Facebook users are more privacy savvy than some experts assume," said Sean Sullivan, F-Secure Security Advisor.

"As Facebook moves to make more and more information public, its users seem to be increasingly aware that their privacy control is at stake."

More than a third (35%) of Facebook users said they have posted something on the site they later regretted.

In addition, Facebook users are careful about backing up photos they post on the site. Seventy percent said they have backups of at least some of the photos they’ve shared, compared to 56 percent of computer users who stored or backed up their digital photos in a 2009 survey by F-Secure.

"Facebook is a free service," Sullivan says, "but we ‘pay’ by viewing advertising and making our lives into content that can be searched, shared and monetized."

"Users are willing to make a bargain, but they are also demanding Facebook for more control over what they share and with whom."
 

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A majority of Facebook users say they connect to the social networking site from work, but 73 percent have not "friended" their boss, according to a new report from F-Secure.

More than half (58%) of Facebook users said they visit the site at least occasionally at work and 77 percent report they actively use the privacy settings on the site.

Sean-Sullivan

"We’re finding that Facebook users are more privacy savvy than some experts assume," said Sean Sullivan, F-Secure Security Advisor.

"As Facebook moves to make more and more information public, its users seem to be increasingly aware that their privacy control is at stake."

More than a third (35%) of Facebook users said they have posted something on the site they later regretted.

In addition, Facebook users are careful about backing up photos they post on the site. Seventy percent said they have backups of at least some of the photos they’ve shared, compared to 56 percent of computer users who stored or backed up their digital photos in a 2009 survey by F-Secure.

"Facebook is a free service," Sullivan says, "but we ‘pay’ by viewing advertising and making our lives into content that can be searched, shared and monetized."

"Users are willing to make a bargain, but they are also demanding Facebook for more control over what they share and with whom."
 

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[ Social Media]

A majority of Facebook users say they connect to the social networking site from work, but 73 percent have not "friended" their boss, according to a new report from F-Secure.

More than half (58%) of Facebook users said they visit the site at least occasionally at work and 77 percent report they actively use the privacy settings on the site.

Sean-Sullivan

"We’re finding that Facebook users are more privacy savvy than some experts assume," said Sean Sullivan, F-Secure Security Advisor.

"As Facebook moves to make more and more information public, its users seem to be increasingly aware that their privacy control is at stake."

More than a third (35%) of Facebook users said they have posted something on the site they later regretted.

In addition, Facebook users are careful about backing up photos they post on the site. Seventy percent said they have backups of at least some of the photos they’ve shared, compared to 56 percent of computer users who stored or backed up their digital photos in a 2009 survey by F-Secure.

"Facebook is a free service," Sullivan says, "but we ‘pay’ by viewing advertising and making our lives into content that can be searched, shared and monetized."

"Users are willing to make a bargain, but they are also demanding Facebook for more control over what they share and with whom."
 

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