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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 To Offer “Political Bias” Employee Training After News Censorship Controversy

Facebook announced this week that it will add political bias training to its employee orientation following the firestorm last month over allegations that Facebook employees deliberately suppressed conservative news stories in the site’s Trending Topics feed. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, announced the change in an interview with prominent conservative leader Arthur Brooks, president…

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Facebook Just Moved A Lot Of Your Info To The Front Of Your Profile

You may not know it, but Facebook recently made a tweak to your profile that moved some important — and potentially personal — information to the front-and-center of your page. Your full employment and education history is now prominently featured in your Facebook profile’s “Intro” section, while it was previously tucked away in your profile’s…

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Facebook Live Unwittingly Streams Murder Video, Footage Of Other Violent Crimes

It’s no secret that Facebook thinks video is the future of all communication. However, the social media giant might want to think about how it can control the kind of videos it broadcasts if that prediction comes true. This month, a Facebook Live video allegedly showed the fatal shooting of a Chicago man. A French…

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Family Of Terror Attack Victim Suing Facebook & Other Social Sites For Not Doing Enough To Censor Terrorists

The family of 23-year-old student Nohemi Gonzalez, the only American killed during the ISIS terrorist attack in Paris last fall, filed a lawsuit last week against Facebook, Twitter and Google for supplying “material support” to terrorists. The victim’s father, Reynaldo Gonzalez, wrote in a complaint to the court that these sites “have knowingly permitted the…

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Hackers Could Break Into Your Facebook Account With Just Your Phone Number

Security researchers showed this week that a hacker could break into a Facebook account using only a phone number. The hack exploits SS7, a wildly outdated part of the telecom infrastructure created in 1975 that sets up phone calls, performs phone number translation, prepaid billing, SMS and more. How does the hack work? It’s pretty…

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Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Facebook Could Read Your Mind One Day

Facebook is often at the cutting-edge of technology. From its Facebook Live streaming videos to Oculus Rift virtual reality, the social media giant is dedicated to innovating (and dominating) all corners of the tech market. That even includes thinking about the far future of social technology — and the potentially creepy consequences that technology could…

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Facebook Can See Private Links You Share On Its Platform

Last week, security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire revealed a shocking hole in Facebook’s Messenger system that allows anyone to read links you privately send your friends. What’s worse, the flaw isn’t a bug, but an intentional feature that Facebook has no plans to fix. De Ceukelaire was able to find these privately-shared links using the…

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Creepy Startup Wants To Help Landlords Analyze Your Facebook, Other Social Media

A UK startup has created a creepy new product that allows landlords to analyze the social media accounts of potential tenants. The product, Tenant Assured, scrapes your Facebook and other social media accounts for pretty much all of your personal information and prepares a dossier of it to send to your would-be landlord. What is…

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Facebook Security Flaw Could Have Allowed Hackers To Change Messenger Conversations

An online security company recently discovered a flaw in Facebook that would have allowed hackers to change the content of Facebook messages after they have been sent. Here’s how the hack worked: security researchers found a message’s unique ID, then changed the message’s content and sent it back to Facebook. The site accepted the message…

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Facebook Tests Option That Lets You Hide Posts From Your Timeline

Perhaps as a response to popular rival app Snapchat, Facebook is reportedly testing a feature that lets users post to their News Feed only. This will allow you to prevent things you post from ever appearing on your Timeline — and from becoming more permanently preserved.  “The Timeline on your profile is a great place…

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Facebook Might Soon Ask You To Reset Your Password

Last weekend, several of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s social media profiles were allegedly hacked because he re-used the same password to access them. Now you may soon receive a notification from Facebook asking you to change your password for the same reason — recent data breaches on other major websites may have exposed your log-in…

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Picture Of Murdered Woman Stayed On Facebook For 36 Hours

Evidence of a grisly crime allegedly turned up on Facebook last week when, police say, a Texas man killed his girlfriend and posted pictures of her body to the social media site. To make matters far worse, Facebook allegedly did not remove the image for 36 hours. The victim’s mother reported the crime after seeing…

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