How to change your Facebook, Google and Twitter settings to keep your data private

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Any internet user leaves themselves open to having their data harvested

  • Cuara O’Brien
  • The Irish Times

We’ve all done it: set up an account on social media or for a new device in our home and just clicked through all the settings without really reading them.

It’s the quickest way to get things done, and who really has the time to spend reading through each option and figuring out the implications of a yes or no answer?

But tempting as it may be, that approach is leaving us open to having our personal data harvested for commercial means.

And while handing over some data is unavoidable if you want to use a service, you can limit what you give away by changing a…

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