In the past few years, social networks have become mankind’s most important communication tools. Hundreds of millions of Internet users have connected to each other via social networks and use them to keep in touch. As the media and activists have grasped the importance of these communication tools and begun to use them, security organizations have also started to track them by monitoring these networks. Social networks are considered an easy way to track people’s activities online.
For Internet activists, a social network is a tool to inform their audience of issues and online campaigns. On the other hand, carelessness on social networks may result in people’s names, places of work or residence, recent activities, and pictures becoming public, possibly placing their lives and property in danger. With this in mind, heeding security guidelines when using social networks is a very important issue.