Social media has become a primary form of communication for people of all ages. We share where we are going, what we just bought, who we are with...everything. However, after Facebook's recent hearing with Congress, all of us should stop and think about how we use our social media accounts. Many users assume that their personal information is safe, but the recent scandal in which Cambridge Analytica obtained information from over 87 million accounts without consent makes us think differently. The scandal highlights the importance of re-evaluating online security. Here is what we can do as social media users to protect our information:
1. Go through the privacy settings on each of your social media accounts to see if the security features or terms of service have changed.
2. Always assume that any information you post online can be shared with the public.
3. Enable two-factor authentication on all devices and services that offer it.
4. Create strong passwords and update them regularly.
The protection of your personal information in social media accounts is top priority.
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