Facebook is, without a doubt, the most popular social media platform, boasting that over one billion people are active users. Since they introduced their Facebook Live feature, which allows users to broadcast what they’re doing, saying, etc. to their friends, it’s soared in popularity.
However, unless you have restricted the platform’s privacy settings, you could broadcast your life to the entire world without realizing it. In fact, even if you do restrict these settings, you’re still at risk. Your live broadcast may be, what you consider to be, completely harmless. But if you broadcast from your home, you open yourself up to being followed in real life and not just in Facebook.
It’s easy to then extend this to business dangers. If employees are walking around with what is essentially a broadcast satellite truck in their pocket at all times, you need to be aware of this. Trade secret or confidential information that was normally deemed secure, could be meeting potential new risks.
Sikich Cyber Security Consultant Adam Perella talked with TMJ4 in Milwaukee about these risks, the privacy settings Facebook has to protect users, as well as how these settings still don’t fully protect you from the world’s interest.
View the video segment featuring Adam below.