Privacy

Click on your name, then click on Edit profile.

Note that my birthday is Jan 1st.  There is no reason for Facebook to know my real birthday.  Facebook needs to know the year you’re born to “establish” that you’re 18. So, that’s the only thing they need. Then, since my birthday is fake, I don’t show it.

Then notice, there is a dearth of information.

You need the school and work information if you want to enable searching for others who went to the same schools as you or work for the same companies. Otherwise, you don’t need info there either.

Click on your name, then click on Edit profile.

Note that my birthday is Jan 1st.  There is no reason for Facebook to know my real birthday.  Facebook needs to know the year you’re born to “establish” that you’re 18. So, that’s the only thing they need. Then, since my birthday is fake, I don’t show it.

Then notice, there is a dearth of information.

You need the school and work information if you want to enable searching for others who went to the same schools as you or work for the same companies. Otherwise, you don’t need info there either.

Suggested articles

2020 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Mobile becomes a prime phishing attack vector, hackers will increasingly employ machine learning in attacks and cloud will increasingly be seen as fertile ground for compromise.

Top Mobile Security Stories of 2019

Cybercrime increasingly went mobile in 2019, with everything from Apple iPhone jailbreaks and rogue Android apps to 5G and mobile-first phishing dominating the news coverage. Here are Threatpost’s Top 10 mobile security stories of 2019.

Discussion

Subscribe to our newsletter, Threatpost Today!

Get the latest breaking news delivered daily to your inbox.