680 million people access Facebook on their mobile devices. For a lot of these people, it’s the only way they interact with the social network. They check-in, post pictures, like, friend, and unfriend, all while on the go or on the sofa. But many of them – about 28% according to Consumer Reports – never change their privacy settings.
Because a Facebook’s default account settings include seven that we deem to be a privacy risk, we developed the Trend Micro™ Privacy Scanner app to help make mobile Facebooking safer and more private.
Privacy Scanner scans your Facebook profile settings and warns you of any potential privacy concerns. Then it will also help you make the recommended changes from within the app.
This free app takes an average time of under three minutes to scan and fix the privacy concerns. In the future, if and when Facebook makes changes to its settings, we’ll update our app to make sure you stay protected. So even after your first scan its worth leaving the Privacy Scanner installed for the next update from Facebook.
Currently, Privacy Scanner is available only for Android devices. You can get the no-cost app now from Google Play.
I work for Trend Micro and the opinions expressed here are my own.