06 Jan 2012
By Brendan O'Keefe

Privacy settings on social, Google Vs Facebook


I don’t know about you but I still find all this talk about privacy and security settings quite confusing. Depending on how you use your social networks, for games, friendship, sharing content, community building or even sales and marketing, you need to set your privacy settings accordingly.

For me, this means multiple projects, work and personal need to be set up differently. Who owns your content?, how is it protected?, who can see it?, and what can you do to stay informed and protect your information and online reputation? All these questions need answers and often the answers change frequently. We need to be on top of these questions and seek out the answers regularly.

I’m a real fan of visual information and graphic facilitation. I found this infographic on my online research travels and thought it might be useful to you all. This year we plan to bring you many more infographics. Click the image to view a larger version.

google facebook privacy security

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

Do you have any insightful stories, advice or warnings when it comes to privacy and security in social networks? Do tell.


Posts: 36


  1. Leonie says:

    I have two face book accounts wish to delete one permanently how can I do this,I only need one.

  2. Alex says:

    Great break down here! Social media sites are popping up like weeds and even the the safest ones can be dangerous. The relationship between between social media and privacy has been a rocky one at best! This means that individuals wishing to participate in social media use need to look closely at their intentions as it relates to a compatible network that will meet their needs. Research and knowledge up front is a great way to start one’s new venture into the digital environment. Thanks. For some related information, please go here

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