How to restrict access to your Facebook account

And other ways to secure your online profile



Facebook is being weaponized by state forces through an army of online trolls. There have been many reports to back this up already. However, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showing little to no interest in regulating the platform he built, we’re left to fend for ourselves.

If, for one reason or another, you’re unable to completely leave the social media platform, here are ways to protect yourself. First and foremost, restrict access to your profile.

  • Launch the Facebook App
  • Look for the three stacked horizontal lines. If you’re using an iPhone, it’s on the bottom right corner, right next to the notification icon. For Android users, this will be on the top right corner, still next to the notification icon. Tap that.
  • Tap “Settings and Privacy” which reveal more options underneath it. Among those options, select “Privacy shortcuts”.
  • The “Privacy shortcuts” screen will reveal several options. Look for “See more privacy settings.”
  • On this “Privacy Settings” screen you can adjust who can see your posts, stories, and highlights. You can restrict this to just your friends. You’ll also have control over who can add you as a friend.
  • You can also manage who can see your friends list, and who can look you up using details like your phone number and email address, and if your profile will be searchable using other search engines. Here, we suggest you restrict to “Only Me” where applicable and “No” to the search engine option.

Other ways to secure your online profile

  • Use two-factor authentication
    • Two-factor authentication offers an extra layer of protection on your accounts other than your password. The second factor usually asks for an SMS, but you can up the security further by using an authenticator app. Best ones we recommend are: Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, and Microsoft Authenticator.
  • Manage which apps have access to your profiles
    • All those quizzes and games you’ve played on Facebook could be used as a backdoor to your profile. You can fix this by revoking their access. Just go to “Settings and Privacy” again. Click “Settings.” On the “Settings” page, under Security, click on “Apps and Websites.”
    • On the “Apps and Websites” page, click on “Logged in With Facebook.” From here you’ll see all of the apps where you used Facebook to login with. Check the ones you’re not using anymore and make, then press “Remove”.
    • You can also do this on other social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter. The options can be found in the same manner. Just look for keywords like security, access, and privacy.
  • Double check your Friends list
    • If there’s anyone there that you don’t really know. Unfriend and/or block immediately.
  • Don’t share sensitive information on social media
    • This includes anything that has to do with the full identities of yourself, your family, friends, and loved ones. If you’re not sure if you’ve done this before, you can restrict who has access to all your posts in one fell swoop. Then, you can review your posts later on to take off anything that’s not supposed to be there.
  • Use a separate email for your social media log-ins
    • We use emails for several reasons. Make sure the one you’re using for your social media account is not linked to the email you use to access more sensitive information like your bank account/s.

Reporting Fake accounts 

On Facebook:

  1. Go to the profile of the fake account.
    • If you can’t find it, try searching for the name used on the profile or asking your friends if they can send you a link to it.
  2. Click the three dots under the cover photo and select Find Support or Report Profile.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions for fake accounts to file a report.

On Twitter, head to this link.

On Instagram, fill out this form.

It’s unfortunate that we even had to put this article together. These safeguards are in place to make sure we can protect our identities and continue to fight to make social media and the Internet a generally safe space.

Be vigilant. Stay informed and stay safe.


#LuxuryTech: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition Unboxing

Ultra-rare foldable for $4000



Even though the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has exclusive colors, it comes with an additional price — but it doesn’t stop there!—

The Korean giant also sold the ultra-rare Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition for a whopping KRW 4.29 Million (or just about US$ 4000).

Will you even believe that it got sold out in Korea that Michael Josh had to outsource one from a Hong Kong retailer?

In this episode of #LuxuryTech where tech meets fashion, Michael Josh unboxes the sophisticated Thom Browne Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5!

ICYMI: Their last collaboration with the fashion brand was the Galaxy Z Fold3 Thom Browne Edition in a cleaner, white finish. 

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Apple AirPods Pro 2: USB-C vs Lightning

Are there even any changes?



The 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro (or AirPods Pro 2) was launched not too long ago.

It’s got all the nifty upgrades from the first iteration including better ANC, better battery life, better chip with UWB, more sensors, a MagSafe charging case with speakers, and many more.

Then Apple introduced the USB-C version of the same AirPods Pro model.

You might be wondering: Are there even any changes? Or is it just that new USB-C port all along?

Spoiler alert! There are changes you need to know and might convince you to buy one.

Head over to our comparison of the refreshed AirPods 2 USB-C versus its Lightning counterpart (and a mini unboxing in between).

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iPhone 15 + 15 Pro Series MEGA UNBOXING!

iPhone 15 domination comin’ thru



Most of you think there’s nothing extraordinary about unboxing videos anymore.

While that relies on one’s interest, there’s still that amount of satisfaction when unpacking Apple products.

The newest iPhone 15 lineup aren’t exemptions to that.

We might get the same ol’ box content in an overall minimalistic packaging design.

Still, there’s the sound of the screen-protecting sticker coming off from the phone.

Do I even need to iterate one’s design language appreciation when getting and flipping the device?

Here’s our MEGA unboxing of the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max in various colors — that might be your next GadgetMatch!

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