Facebook is a digital scrapbook of our daily lives, and many of us are guilty of oversharing every now and then.
Everything about the social network is designed to encourage us to post as much personal information to it as possible, and as often as possible.
That, however, isn't a very sensible thing to do.
Identity thieves are always on the lookout for open targets, and it's also frighteningly easy to lose track of the apps you might be feeding your personal data directly to.
Tightening up your online privacy could also save you from potential embarrassment one day, for instance if a future employer was to look you up online.
You can go a lot deeper than limiting what you put in your About Me section and un-tagging unflattering pictures. Click on the gallery below to browse through our tips.
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