Symantec has offered six steps to protecting your privacy on Facebook -- and the fact that the tips are so obvious, basic and self-evident doesn't make them any less worthwhile. In fact, their obviousness may make them among the most valuable tips to offer employees doing anything on the Internet.Symantec
, never one to miss an opportunity to link security advice to headlines (not necessarily a bad thing), has jumped into the Facebook privacy fray
with some security tips for protecting privacy when using Facebook or other social networks
The advice has less to do with navigating -- or comprehending! -- Facebook's privacy policies than it does with safe social networking -- which is to say safe computing -- practices.
The six tips are bread-and-butter computer security basics, which on the one hand makes the advice standard PR fodder, and on the other gives a chance to remind users of "stuff everybody knows" but not everybody (and maybe not even many) practice.