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Wendy Boswell

How many people can see your Facebook profile?

By June 1, 2013

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privacyAre you concerned about how much information is out there for anyone to see via your Facebook profile?

Let me put this another way. Do you actually know how much information is out there for public consumption, via your Facebook profile?

Quite a bit actually, if your security settings are set to the default "Everyone" setting. Anyone who searches the Web, anywhere in the world, can see your information: phone numbers, addresses, photos, even who your friends are and what you're saying in your updates. If you would like to make your Facebook information inaccessible to search, you'll want to read How to Block Searches Of Your Facebook Profile, a quick informational tutorial on how to guard yourself on this popular social networking site.

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  • How to Avoid Dangerous Sites on the Web: There are a few common sense guidelines you can follow to ensure that you stay away from questionable sites that seek to harm you or your computer.

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