It is best not to post any private information that could be considered incriminating evidence. Even if you post a comment which only your closest friends can see, it can be quite difficult to erase all traces of it or prevent it from spreading. It would also be a wise decision not to includes any activities which could be deemed “risky” by insurance companies: more insurance companies are taking to the web in order to find out which of their clients are placing either their own lives or their properties at risk. Therefore, you may want to think twice before you rant about how you hate your boss or posting any pictures of you committing any unintelligent or illegal activities.
7. Your Relationship Status
According to security expert Andy O’Donnell, it’s safest not to show your relationship status on your profile. Being newly single gives stalkers a pretext to start talking to you as you’re now available. It also lets people know that, as you no longer have a significant other, you are most likely to be home alone. If you want to protect your physical safety, it’s best to simply leave your relationship status blank.
6. Your Date and Place of Birth
According to CBS News, you should never post your date and place of birth. Of course, you can let people know when your birthday is (who doesn’t like getting a ton of birthday wishes?). However, it is not a good idea to let people know the year you were born nor where you were born: doing so gives identity thieves enough information to usually accurately predict most of, if not all the numbers of your Social Security number.