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Changes to hiding from public search on Facebook

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January 21, 2013
Changes to hiding from public search on Facebook

Recent changes to the Facebook privacy settings, has made it difficult for users to conceal their personal profiles, as Facebook has removed the ability to hide from public search.  Facebook profiles have the ability to be located through the Facebook search function and in some cases via search engine sites such as Google. However...
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Social Media Quick Tip: Beware of the “Who Stalks My Page” Scams on Facebook

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February 19, 2012
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Facebook scams are plentiful and most of us like to think we’re pretty good at spotting them. One in particular seems to nab law officers from time to time. It’s the one that promises to tell you who “stalks” your page the most. Sometimes it’s also worded as “see who views your profile.” To...
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Social Media Quick Tip: Keep Your Lat/Long to Yourself

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May 28, 2011
Social Media Quick Tip: Keep Your Lat/Long to Yourself

Don’t let geolocation coordinates undermine your own safety Geolocation coordinates are everywhere in social networking these days. If you’re an investigator, you’ve probably figured out how useful such data can be to link someone to a time and a place. Remember: Your own geolocation data can also be used to undermine your own safety....
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Facebook Secure Browsing for Officer Safety

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April 21, 2011
Facebook Secure Browsing for Officer Safety

And the implications for department social media policy Early this year Facebook offered users the ability to use the sight a bit more securely with “secure browsing” (https) or SSL encryption, as Facebook said, “whenever possible”. It’s important to enable https, otherwise, any hacker sharing the same public wifi can easily infiltrate your social...
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Officer Safety: On Facebook, Remove Yourself from Public Search, Bing Still Finds You

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February 9, 2011
Officer Safety: On Facebook, Remove Yourself from Public Search, Bing Still Finds You

One of the first things in the privacy settings on Facebook that many people like to take care of is to take themselves out of public search.  It’s a smart thing to do with a personal profile if you’re a law officer. Keeping private profiles as limited as possible to close friends and family...
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Officer Safety: Survival Guide for Cops on Facebook

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February 8, 2011
Officer Safety: Survival Guide for Cops on Facebook

There are two words that should never be in the same sentence: Facebook and Privacy. The exceptions, of course, are if in the same sentence are other words like “don’t bet on it”, “not a chance”  or “aint happenin’”. This post isn’t about slamming Facebook. I wouldn’t do that, I’m a Facebook fan. Nor...
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