Sunday, November 28, 2010

Protecting Your Privacy on Facebook with safego

If you read this blog you know that, while I acknowledge Facebook can be a valuable business tool, I have have, at best, a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love how easy Facebook makes it to see what's going on in friend's lives, but I hate their continual "whoops, we didn't mean to..." attitude. As in "didn't mean to sell your data" or "didn't mean to make your private chats public" or "didn't mean to expose private email addresses"....and so on. Obviously they DO mean to...isn't selling data their billion-dollar business model? 

As you may also know, I am a BitMom blog network member, which means that every month I post info from or about BitDefender. I admit I'm excited about this month's post because it's about a new way to protect your privacy on Facebook. God knows Facebook isn't about protecting your privacy; it's nice to know there are some companies out there who can help.

BitDefender is looking to protect your Facebook account by creating a robust application that will protect users from prying eyes and e-threats while also allowing you to safely access shared pictures, videos, and files. safego is designed to curb threats to personal privacy, spam attacks, and malware distribution campaigns that have been found to occur through this popular social networking platform.

How does it work? 

Installing safego provides:
  • Privacy protection- You’ll be warned when you should modify your Facebook privacy settings so that personal information isn’t exposed.
  • Automatic scanning- Just press the “scan now” button to get a snapshot of your Facebook security status.
  • 24/7 protection- Your account is protected even when you’re not logged into Facebook.
  • Protection for your friends- You’ll have the ability to warn your friends about infected links in their Facebook accounts.
Since safego is in BETA version, BitDefender invites you to be a part of this new product by sharing your opinion during this final testing phase. Direct feedback will be used by the company to make final tweaks.

Here’s how you can help:
For more information about keeping yourself and your family safe online, visit, a community dedicated to providing free resources and a place for parents to seek advice about keeping children safe on the internet.

I am sharing this information as a BitMom Blog Network Member.  No compensation was received for this post, however, I do receive a stipend to attend a blogging conference of my choice.

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