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July 2011-Facebook

Diane George presented the PCC Facebook Fan Page.

The Fan Page is open to the public but Diane has blocked tagging pictures so that members’ names are not broadcast as a result of photos of meetings or Clubhouse activities. If we can get more than 25 people to Like our page, the URL will be shortened. The current URL is http://www.facebook.com/mobileprotection#!/pages/PC-Community/126410557440333. Go to Facebook and search for PC Community, "Like" us.

Abby Stokes in her Southwest Computer Conference said, "Don’t put anything on your Facebook page that you wouldn’t put on your front door." You wouldn’t post on your front door, for all the burglars who can read, that you’ll be out of town for the next 3 weeks. Also remember that once you’ve posted something, deleting it from your page does not delete it from the pages of others who have downloaded that information.

Facebook is a good way to keep up with current photos of the family. Facebook has many levels of privacy settings. Go to the privacy settings as soon as you set up your page to be sure you have the level of privacy you want. Each section has extensive Help.

Diane also shared her Facebook page related to her job. She also signed up on the Facebook page of a few companies she’s interested in. As a result, she gets information about some products she is interested in. She plans to Unfriend these companies when she’s done shopping. But be warned--unfriending a person is considered serious social rejection.

Diane also had several security caveats:

• Be sure you log out of each session so that no one can change your page or password.

• Beware of messages from people you know that purport to need money to cope with some kind of emergency.

• If you get an email that appears to be from your email provider that asks for both your address and password on the same form, be assured that it is a scam designed to hijack your account and lock you out.

• Facebook is particularly prone to sourcing scams.

• Before clicking on a link in an email or on a page, hover over the link WITHOUT clicking and look in the lower left corner of the screen to see the URL to which the link really goes.

Don Odle mentioned the Web Of Trust (WOT) Add-On for Firefox and Chrome. It color-codes site safety. Green for "probably OK," red for "don’t go there."

Question for the experts: How do I hide and not install a Windows update? Answer: Right click on the link, choose Hide.

Question #2: How do I eliminate the message at the bottom of IE 9 to disable add-ons? Answer: Use Firefox, Opera, or Linux.

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