Despite recent events, I enjoy Facebook. It's a great way to stay in touch with folks of like-minded interests. Judging by the number of folks who are following these Musings via Networked Blogs, many of you are also Facebook fans. I'm a realist, and know that anything I put on Facebook is subject to being read by others. I protect my Facebook profile from the general public, but, I accept that the information may "get out."
That said, there are reasonable steps you can do to protect your data. There are lots of guides out there to Facebook privacy settings. One of the best I've seen is put out by the U.S. Navy Office of Information. It's clear and concise, and up-to-date. Visit the link below to download a copy. Then follow it.
Recommended Facebool Privacy Settings (PDF)