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A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+

A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ Launched at the end of June 2011 and touted as a social network that is more exclusive and privacy-oriented than Facebook (time will tell), Google+ launched as an invitation-only program. However, the number of 10 million 1 billion daily shares. users has climbed to over with more than It's no big shock that cybercriminals-perhaps too easily caught on other social networking platforms such as Facebook-will pick Google+ as a new target. Should this give Google+ users a cause for concern? Maybe, but let's take a look at several ways you can keep your privacy secure using Google's new social networking platform. 6 Steps to configuring privacy on Google+ Setting up circles- 1 Google+ Circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these Circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends. Lockdown your profile - By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your Circles can view it. 3 Restricting search visibility - Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile. 4 Locking down other privacy settings- There are a variety of privacy-related settings that are not obvious at first glance. These include: • Limit who can see other people in your circles • Limit who can send you email • Block a user 5 Streaming to the appropriate circles- - When creating a new post, you have the option to select the + circles with whom you want to share the information. Additionally, by default, Google+ will remember the groups you specified in your most recent post and use those same groups in your next post. Share Remember that your posts can appear as public - 6 When you comment on other friends' posts, their privacy settings may be set so anyone can see when someone comments on their posts. Therefore, your comments may be out in the open. Z ZONEALARM SOURCES: plus.google.com, securitynewsdaily.com, pcmag.com, brandedclever.com by Check Point A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ Launched at the end of June 2011 and touted as a social network that is more exclusive and privacy-oriented than Facebook (time will tell), Google+ launched as an invitation-only program. However, the number of 10 million 1 billion daily shares. users has climbed to over with more than It's no big shock that cybercriminals-perhaps too easily caught on other social networking platforms such as Facebook-will pick Google+ as a new target. Should this give Google+ users a cause for concern? Maybe, but let's take a look at several ways you can keep your privacy secure using Google's new social networking platform. 6 Steps to configuring privacy on Google+ Setting up circles- 1 Google+ Circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these Circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends. Lockdown your profile - By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your Circles can view it. 3 Restricting search visibility - Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile. 4 Locking down other privacy settings- There are a variety of privacy-related settings that are not obvious at first glance. These include: • Limit who can see other people in your circles • Limit who can send you email • Block a user 5 Streaming to the appropriate circles- - When creating a new post, you have the option to select the + circles with whom you want to share the information. Additionally, by default, Google+ will remember the groups you specified in your most recent post and use those same groups in your next post. Share Remember that your posts can appear as public - 6 When you comment on other friends' posts, their privacy settings may be set so anyone can see when someone comments on their posts. Therefore, your comments may be out in the open. Z ZONEALARM SOURCES: plus.google.com, securitynewsdaily.com, pcmag.com, brandedclever.com by Check Point A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ Launched at the end of June 2011 and touted as a social network that is more exclusive and privacy-oriented than Facebook (time will tell), Google+ launched as an invitation-only program. However, the number of 10 million 1 billion daily shares. users has climbed to over with more than It's no big shock that cybercriminals-perhaps too easily caught on other social networking platforms such as Facebook-will pick Google+ as a new target. Should this give Google+ users a cause for concern? Maybe, but let's take a look at several ways you can keep your privacy secure using Google's new social networking platform. 6 Steps to configuring privacy on Google+ Setting up circles- 1 Google+ Circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these Circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends. Lockdown your profile - By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your Circles can view it. 3 Restricting search visibility - Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile. 4 Locking down other privacy settings- There are a variety of privacy-related settings that are not obvious at first glance. These include: • Limit who can see other people in your circles • Limit who can send you email • Block a user 5 Streaming to the appropriate circles- - When creating a new post, you have the option to select the + circles with whom you want to share the information. Additionally, by default, Google+ will remember the groups you specified in your most recent post and use those same groups in your next post. Share Remember that your posts can appear as public - 6 When you comment on other friends' posts, their privacy settings may be set so anyone can see when someone comments on their posts. Therefore, your comments may be out in the open. Z ZONEALARM SOURCES: plus.google.com, securitynewsdaily.com, pcmag.com, brandedclever.com by Check Point A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ Launched at the end of June 2011 and touted as a social network that is more exclusive and privacy-oriented than Facebook (time will tell), Google+ launched as an invitation-only program. However, the number of 10 million 1 billion daily shares. users has climbed to over with more than It's no big shock that cybercriminals-perhaps too easily caught on other social networking platforms such as Facebook-will pick Google+ as a new target. Should this give Google+ users a cause for concern? Maybe, but let's take a look at several ways you can keep your privacy secure using Google's new social networking platform. 6 Steps to configuring privacy on Google+ Setting up circles- 1 Google+ Circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these Circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends. Lockdown your profile - By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your Circles can view it. 3 Restricting search visibility - Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile. 4 Locking down other privacy settings- There are a variety of privacy-related settings that are not obvious at first glance. These include: • Limit who can see other people in your circles • Limit who can send you email • Block a user 5 Streaming to the appropriate circles- - When creating a new post, you have the option to select the + circles with whom you want to share the information. Additionally, by default, Google+ will remember the groups you specified in your most recent post and use those same groups in your next post. Share Remember that your posts can appear as public - 6 When you comment on other friends' posts, their privacy settings may be set so anyone can see when someone comments on their posts. Therefore, your comments may be out in the open. Z ZONEALARM SOURCES: plus.google.com, securitynewsdaily.com, pcmag.com, brandedclever.com by Check Point A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ Launched at the end of June 2011 and touted as a social network that is more exclusive and privacy-oriented than Facebook (time will tell), Google+ launched as an invitation-only program. However, the number of 10 million 1 billion daily shares. users has climbed to over with more than It's no big shock that cybercriminals-perhaps too easily caught on other social networking platforms such as Facebook-will pick Google+ as a new target. Should this give Google+ users a cause for concern? Maybe, but let's take a look at several ways you can keep your privacy secure using Google's new social networking platform. 6 Steps to configuring privacy on Google+ Setting up circles- 1 Google+ Circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these Circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends. Lockdown your profile - By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your Circles can view it. 3 Restricting search visibility - Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile. 4 Locking down other privacy settings- There are a variety of privacy-related settings that are not obvious at first glance. These include: • Limit who can see other people in your circles • Limit who can send you email • Block a user 5 Streaming to the appropriate circles- - When creating a new post, you have the option to select the + circles with whom you want to share the information. Additionally, by default, Google+ will remember the groups you specified in your most recent post and use those same groups in your next post. Share Remember that your posts can appear as public - 6 When you comment on other friends' posts, their privacy settings may be set so anyone can see when someone comments on their posts. Therefore, your comments may be out in the open. Z ZONEALARM SOURCES: plus.google.com, securitynewsdaily.com, pcmag.com, brandedclever.com by Check Point A Guide to Taming Privacy Concerns Around Google+ Launched at the end of June 2011 and touted as a social network that is more exclusive and privacy-oriented than Facebook (time will tell), Google+ launched as an invitation-only program. However, the number of 10 million 1 billion daily shares. users has climbed to over with more than It's no big shock that cybercriminals-perhaps too easily caught on other social networking platforms such as Facebook-will pick Google+ as a new target. Should this give Google+ users a cause for concern? Maybe, but let's take a look at several ways you can keep your privacy secure using Google's new social networking platform. 6 Steps to configuring privacy on Google+ Setting up circles- 1 Google+ Circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these Circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends. Lockdown your profile - By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your Circles can view it. 3 Restricting search visibility - Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile. 4 Locking down other privacy settings- There are a variety of privacy-related settings that are not obvious at first glance. These include: • Limit who can see other people in your circles • Limit who can send you email • Block a user 5 Streaming to the appropriate circles- - When creating a new post, you have the option to select the + circles with whom you want to share the information. Additionally, by default, Google+ will remember the groups you specified in your most recent post and use those same groups in your next post. Share Remember that your posts can appear as public - 6 When you comment on other friends' posts, their privacy settings may be set so anyone can see when someone comments on their posts. Therefore, your comments may be out in the open. Z ZONEALARM SOURCES: plus.google.com, securitynewsdaily.com, pcmag.com, brandedclever.com by Check Point

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