Within the last couple of years, facebook has been trying to improve its privacy settings. Is it enough? Privacy is a big issue not only on the web but even in real life. The most vulnerable areas of your facebook account are your status and wall.
Status updates are a great way to keep friends up-to-date with all the latest happenings in your profile but so are strangers. One common status update seen on facebook would be something that sounds like this “Wooooohoooo Las Vegas here I come baby…“. Sounds familiar! Status updates like this are more likely to lead to burglars becoming aware of your absence from home. Should I say that some people do add people randomly, even the ones they don’t know. Having a huge number of friends in their profile makes them look cool from their pespective. Sure you can easily disable everyone from seeing your status updates via the privacy settings but the status update is linked with posts as well and disabling this disables viewing of all your posts, including those you make on other people’s wall and pictures, something I am sure people would not be too keen on. Location based updates using facebook’s places are also a potential threat to giving away your location.