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Friday, November 5, 2010

Tips on how to protect your privacy while using Facebook Places.

This week we were asked by Facebook to claim our Facebook Place. This new feature will now allow people to "check-in" at our location and get promotional offers or talk about their experiences here.

Wondering if we can get in legal hot water for violating student privacy laws I checked to see if we could turn off check-in's at this location. After searching through the control panel I saw no way to turn this off. So I assume that Facebook figures that if you sign up for the location services you are accepting responsibility.

So in our continuing efforts to keep students safe on campus I would like to share this article from Lina at Lavasoft containing tips on how to protect your privacy.