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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Account For Maximum Privacy and Security

Recent studies show that privacy concerns are very much on the minds of Facebook users. Part of being a responsible member of any  online community is educating yourself and your loved ones on how to properly configure the privacy and security settings offered by the platform. The fact that Facebook has over a billion members,…

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Facebook Waits Two Weeks To Remove Video Of 12-Year-Old Girl Committing Suicide

On December 30, a 12-year-old girl in Polk County, Georgia, tragically live-streamed her own suicide, and for nearly two weeks, the video could still be found circulating on Facebook. Police in Polk County received requests from around the world to remove the video, though when they contacted Facebook, the site only asked the cops if…

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Syrian Refugee Sues Facebook Over Fake News

A Syrian refugee in Germany is suing Facebook for allowing the spread of fake news that included his picture, tying him to crimes that he did not commit. In 2015, 19-year-old Syrian man Anas Modamani took a selfie with German chancellor Angela Merkel that went viral. It was an innocent photo, but it went viral…

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Report: You Cannot Block Mark Zuckerberg On Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is certainly an active user of his own site, but as Gizmodo pointed out this week, his posts aren’t all exactly winners. The sometimes-annoying quality of Zuckerberg’s posts is what prompted the article’s writer to block him on Facebook — or at least to try. When the writer attempted…

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From Saturday morning facebook will become chargeable – Hoax Alert

Another silly Facebook hoax is spreading virally across the platform. We have received numerous reports containing the following message: “From Saturday morning facebook will become chargeable. If you have at least 10 contacts send them this message. In this way we will see that you are an avid user and your logo will become blue…

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Facebook Comes Under Fire For Live-Streaming Torture Video

Earlier this week, four teenagers tortured and taunted an 18-year-old mentally disabled man and streamed the entire episode on Facebook Live. The suspects, all black, have been charged with a hate crime both for shouting epithets about white people in the video and because the victim is both white and mentally handicapped. The horrifying incident…

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New Extension Shows You What Data Facebook Detects In Your Photos

You probably already know that Facebook collects a ton of your data. However, did you know that Facebook can even detect information about you in the photos you upload? A new Google Chrome extension shows you exactly what labels Facebook has assigned to your pics. The extension, called Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags, was created…

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Preparing To Enter Politics?

2016 is finally in the books, and it’s safe to say that Facebook had a rough one. From the still-going fake news controversy to the usual array of privacy and censorship issues, Facebook garnered a lot of negative press over the past year. That’s one reason — though maybe not the only one — that…

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Facebook Bans Photo Of Nude Neptune Statue For Being “Explicitly Sexual”

Facebook often makes confusing decisions when it comes to censoring content, banning harmless posts while allowing graphic photos and videos to remain. That happened again this week when the site took down a picture of a nude statue depicting the sea god Neptune. Italian writer Elisa Barbari wanted to use a photo of the statue…

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Facebook Stalls In Facial Recognition Privacy Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed against Facebook for its use of facial recognition data continues to move forward in court. However, Facebook is stalling the case with some truly ridiculous objections to the plaintiffs’ argument. The case stems from a 2008 Illinois law that makes it illegal for any company to collect “biometric data,” such…

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Facebook Is Buying Your Private Data From Third-Party Brokers

Most savvy Facebook users understand that the social media giant traffics in our data. The things you tell the site help it target advertising to you, and thus make more money. However, according to a bombshell report from ProPublica this week, Facebook is also buying your private data from third-party brokers. The information it buys…

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Facebook Hack Revealed Any User’s Private Email Address

A Facebook bug bounty hunter recently discovered a serious security vulnerability that allowed him to view the private email address of every Facebook user. The security researcher, Tommy DeVoss, discovered the bug on Thanksgiving Day and reported it to Facebook. After going back and forth with the site for several weeks, he was finally awarded…

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Facebook is Free and Always Will Be

A common hoax that gets circulated over and over again claims that Facebook is going to start charging users a service fee. Over the years we have seen countless variations of this silliness. Listed below is a new one that is currently making the rounds: “Hi I’m Carlos The Director of facebook THURSDAY WE ARE…

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