“I check my phone settings. My location settings, I never have that on. I check my privacy settings, on Facebook and stuff, to make sure it’s just me and my friends, so it’s not public. I’m protect my personal information, which I don’t even put on my Facebook anyway, some people put their phone numbers, but I don’t.”

Amy Ballinger, Mount Vernon

“I check it periodically, I suppose. There’s always settings to change your privacy settings, so I’m always looking at the updates on that. Which I do pretty often, I just did it Thursday, actually, because of the Facebook breach. I only share things with friends and family and people I know. If I haven’t heard of their name, I don’t add them. I did have to go back through and redo some things from college, because I would add people I didn’t know then.”

Azzure Hall, Mount Vernon

“I just do all of those privacy settings, at least I hope I do. I want to protect my personal information, my address, my phone number, yes. They always ask for the phone number, but I never give it. Like on Facebook, it will say ‘you’ll be better protected with a phone number,’ but I never put it in. I also only share things with friends and family, people I approve.”

Hillary Hess, Utica

“I don’t know if I do anything to protect my privacy, I just try not to post my address or phone number. I’m very general about where I live, like I posted that I live in Columbus. My 14-year-old is on social media, I have her put that she lives in Alpeca, Canada. Like, we made up a city. I’m very cognizant that we not post where we live or what we’re doing or phone numbers, but other than that, I don’t think I really do anything to protect myself on the internet. I just try not to post my private life on social media.”

Christy Fraley, Mount Vernon

“I don’t add anyone that I don’t know and I keep everything private, all of my settings private. I don’t have where I work or where I’m from. Probably the only thing that shows is my real name.”

Samantha Zimelis, Danville

“I don’t use Facebook and I never give out personal information on unprotected websites. I am not at all surprised by Facebook privacy breaches, so I’ve made it a point not to use Facebook or post personal information online.”

Dora Hawthorne, Mount Vernon



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