Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Facebook has been getting lots of negative press lately. First it was the Russian's attempting to sway public opinion through ads. Now it’s a company called Cambridge Analytica which misused data to create voter profiles used in political campaigns.  Facebook has apologized for the breech and CEO Mark Zuckerburg will appear before Congress to give an account. But this is a good time for users of social media to assess what they share online. Most of us carefully guard our personal information and wouldn't think of leaving it out in the open for the general public. But when it comes to social media, too many post personal items for the world to see. There will likely be more data breeches but when we don't post sensitive information in the first place, there will be a lot less for each of us to worry about.