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Ultimate Guide to Facebook Privacy and Security

Get our expert tips on protecting your privacy and security on Facebook, and download the latest version for PC, Android, or iOS.

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Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms, boasting 1.7 billion monthly active users. Launched in 2004more

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms, boasting 1.7 billion monthly active users. Launched in 2004 as an online social network for college students, the Facebook app is currently available to anyone over the age of 13. After your Facebook download is complete, you can post status updates that include links, check-ins, emoticons, photos, and videos; explore trending news; message friends; join groups based on common interests; and play games. But be careful about how much you share and with whom -- exposing personal info can pose security and privacy risks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Facebook secure?
Facebook would have you believe that you're sharing your data in a safe space, among your tight-knit circle. But actually, outsiders can swipe your personal info to gain access to your email, bank, and credit card accounts; to steal your identity; or even to take advantage of your friends.
What are five things I can do to secure my account?
Create a strong password, log out regularly, report spammers, and avoid phishing scams.

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