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Web Safety & Privacy

Staying safe online is just as important as ever, especially considering how connected we are nowadays. To find out how to configure your privacy settings and protect yourself online, take a look through the following subcategories.
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If You Block Someone on Twitter, Do They Know?
You can block absolutely any user on Twitter by navigating to their profile (on the web and on mobile) and clicking the "User Actions" button located beside the Follow/Following button.

Make Your Twitter Profile Private
Twitter is known for its openness and opportunity to follow or be followed by almost anyone, but every user has the option to make their Twitter profile private. By default, Twitter user accounts are always set to public. So when you first create an account, anyone who visits your profile will be able to see your tweets, unless you make your profile private.

Block Twitter Followers

How Do I Make Instagram Private?
Question: How do I make Instagram private? Answer: To make your Instagram profile private, go to your personal profile by tapping the profile icon on the far right of the lower menu on the Instagram mobile app. From there, tap "Edit your profile."

Whisper App Lets You Share Anonymous Confessions Online
Ever posted a Facebook status update or a tweet on Twitter and then later regretted it? With so many social networking sites and apps out there along with the pressure to share every aspect of our lives online with our friends, it's no surprise that over-sharing is becoming more of a problem these days.

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