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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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Apple Moves To Block Facebook Tracking

The rivalry between Facebook and Apple escalated this week when Apple announced that its popular Safari web browser will begin to automatically block the cookies that Facebook uses to track you around the web. This isn’t the first time the two tech giants have traded barbs, but rarely have their taunts and insults turned to…

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s Privacy, Security Improvements

Facebook’s public perception has taken a serious hit over the past year. From data breaches to accusations of foreign interference in U.S. elections, the company has been rocked by scandal. As a result, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on the defensive for months. He continued his PR campaign this week by publishing…

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Facebook Faces Fines In Europe For Allowing Extremist Content 

Facebook and other major tech companies could soon face major fines in Europe if they fail to take down terrorist content quickly enough. The European Commission proposed legislation this week that would require Facebook to remove extremist posts within an hour of a government reporting it. European governments have slapped Facebook with heavy fines before…

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Facebook Will Host Online Privacy Events For Kids In All 50 States

Though many people don’t know how to protect their own privacy on Facebook, the platform’s younger users are among its most vulnerable. That’s why Facebook has announced a partnership with the National PTA to organize more than 200 events around the country intended to educate parents and children about cyberbullying, online privacy, “digital literacy,” and…

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Facebook Creates New AI To Detect Hate Speech, Offensive Memes

Facebook introduced another tool in its fight against spam and hate speech this week in the form of a new AI system codenamed “Rosetta.” The system is designed to read the text found in videos and images on the platform. There are obviously tons of uses for this technology, but it will most likely serve…

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Fake News Is Still Spreading Like Crazy On Facebook

Facebook continues to publicaly defend its practices when it comes to eliminating fake news and other kinds of spammy content, but according to a new report released this week, the company still has its work cut out for it in a big way. Online tracking firm NewsWhip revealed that the fourth most-engaged-with story on Facebook…

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Facebook Censors Users For Saying “All Men Are Trash”

Facebook’s Community Standards are necessary to block content on the platform, but the company often does not properly explain how these rules work. That means when the site does make a decision to block something, it can leave users confused and angry as to why. That happened again this week when a female Facebook user…

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Facebook Deleted 1.3 Billion Fake Accounts Over Six-Month Period

Facebook has long acknowledged that it has a fake account problem. However, according to testimony from Sheryl Sandberg in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, the issue is even bigger than previously imagined. In her remarks, Sandberg revealed that Facebook deleted 1.3 billion fake accounts from October 2017 to March of this year…

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Study: Over Half Of Facebook Users Have Adjusted Privacy Settings This Year

Facebook has dealt with a string of major privacy controversies over the past year, and according to a new study from the Pew Research Center, they’re starting to take a serious toll on the social media giant’s public perception. According to the study, a full quarter of American Facebook users have removed the app from…

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Facebook Adds 10,000 Employees To Its Security Team

Facebook is bolstering its security in a big way this fall in an effort to protect users from misleading information. According to the company, it will add 10,000 employees to its security team to help block or remove fake accounts. The company even announced that it has built an actual war room at its headquarters…

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Facebook Accidentally Censors Local News

Facebook came under fire again this week for mistakenly blocking content. First, the company pulled a post from the Anne Frank Center that included an image of nude Holocaust survivors. Now a new report from WIRED details the harmful effects that can occur when the social media giant accidentally blocks small local news outlets. According to the report,…

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Privacy Measure Causes Temporary Deletion Of Old Twitter Cross-Posts From Facebook

Earlier this week, many Facebook users were confused and angered to discover that the old content they cross-posted from Twitter had been deleted without an explanation. At first, it was believed the mass deletion occurred because of Facebook’s recent move to restrict developers’ API access and protect user privacy. And that was sort of the case — Twitter removed…

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