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How to Lockdown 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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Woman Files $123 Million Dollar Revenge Porn Lawsuit Against Facebook

A Texas woman is suing Facebook for $123 million, alleging that the site did not do enough to remove a “revenge porn” page set up against her by a former friend. The woman discovered the page in December 2013, which featured pictures of her face doctored onto nude photos, but the site wasn’t removed until…

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13-Year-Old Terrorizes Entire Town on Facebook, Gets Arrested

A 13-year-old girl in Splendora, Texas, was arrested after creating a fake Facebook profile and harassing her classmates, then threatening her entire hometown. The girl wrote to a classmate suffering from cancer that he “should have died,” and then posted “I am going to kill everyone in Splendora on July 13th.” Officials in the investigation…

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Facebook Will Force All Mobile Users to Download Messenger App

Facebook announced this week that it will begin phasing out messaging through its main mobile app, and will require users to download the standalone Messenger app instead. “Our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences,” Facebook…

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“Death to Jews” Facebook Page Approved, Then Removed

A Facebook page was created on July 25 that was called “Death to zionist baby killer Israeli jews.” Offensive and racially insensitive content like this is nothing new on the Internet, but Facebook’s reaction (or lack thereof) to the page took many by surprise. When Philip Klein, a reporter for the Washington Examiner, reported the…

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Zuckerberg Talks Anonymous Log In, Future of Facebook Privacy

During Facebook’s Q2 earnings report this week, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed Facebook’s new Anonymous Log In feature, and also addressed Facebook’s potential future uses of information. Facebook’s Anonymous Log In feature, currently in beta mode, allows for users to log in to apps without sharing any information. Zuckerberg noted in his comments to…

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How To Save Items In Your News Feed To View Later

How many times have you been scrolling through your news feed and an interesting article catches your eye, but you don’t have time at the moment to read it? Until now, you either had to email yourself a link or come up with some other way to remind yourself to check out the piece later.…

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Facebook Testing A “Buy” Button

Facebook announced this week that it’s testing a “Buy” button feature on the site that would allow users to make purchases without leaving Facebook. While it’s a good idea, and an inevitability, to combine online retail and social media, many users are likely to be put off by the thought of trusting Facebook with their…

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Woman Posts Selfie of Shoplifted Clothes on Facebook, Gets Arrested

A woman from West Franfort, Illinois, was arrested this week for posting a picture on Facebook of herself wearing a dress that she allegedly stole from a small store in the town. The woman, 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, allegedly stole the dress and several other items on July 11 from Morties Boutique, and was seen walking…

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Beware of Fake Facebook Profiles Set Up for Flight MH17 Victims

It’s a troubling fact of life in 2014, when a major tragedy occurs, online scammers will try to take advantage of it. That’s what happened this week when it was revealed that fake Facebook profiles had been set up using the names of several victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down over the Ukraine…

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California Man Bombarded with Facebook Messages Meant for Stranger

Users are required to provide an email address when they register for Facebook. This makes sense, of course, though things can take an interesting (and hard to fix) turn if the email address entered is incorrect. For instance: the case of a 63-year-old tax attorney in California, Paul Gordon Hoffman, whose email account was flooded…

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