With all the recent outcry against Facebook and its ever-changing privacy policies, I have to question how many people really even know what their own privacy settings are or what the consequences may be. I sure didn’t. Like most people when I play around on my privacy settings I navigate through the dozens of fields available and hope for the best.
The problem is the descriptions and fields are sometimes vague and too often hidden other applications. But there are some great tools you can use to see exactly what kind of information you are broadcasting: Facebook Privacy Check
This is a nice (and free) tool that will tell you in a glance what kind of personal information can get passed around. Don’t be alarmed if not everything is secure – there is good information to be passed about. But it will keep you informed on what is protected and what can be intentionally or accidentally shared.