You have likely read or seen (many) reports on a recent Facebook controversy regarding the exploitation of Facebook user data. Facebook states this was not a data breach in the traditional sense, as in hackers breaking into their network, which seems to be accurate. However, Facebook is doing very little (if anything) to combat abuses by third party applications (think quizzes or games) that are also gathering and sharing your data. Hopefully this latest controversy will lead to change.
In the meantime, since most of us will likely continue using Facebook on a regular basis, we recommend locking down your privacy settings as explained in this article by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization “defending civil liberties in the digital world.” If you have questions or run into trouble with any of the settings, please give us a call: 414-431-7025.