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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 Users Complain About Mass Tagging Attacks

Receiving spam messages on Facebook is an unfortunate reality of using the platform. However, according to a report this week, an even more annoying form of spam is increasing on Facebook. Over the past several weeks, multiple users have complained that there has been a noticeable uptick in fake tags on their accounts, with some…

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Thousands Of Women Sent Naked Photos To Facebook “Lactation Consultant” Scammer

Facebook scams come in many shapes and sizes, but the most troubling ones target people who are already in a vulnerable state. According to a disturbing report this week in the Chicago Tribune, thousands of women across the country were targeted in Facebook postpartum support groups and scammed into sending nude photos and videos to…

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New Mexico Attorney General Blasts Facebook Again For Failing To Stop Child Exploitation

Earlier this year, the state of New Mexico launched one of the most aggressive lawsuits in the country against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of endangering young users and leaving them vulnerable to predators. To prove its point, the state announced this week that it arrested three men for allegedly using Facebook’s platforms to…

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Facebook Accused Of Doing Nothing To Stop Taylor Swift Ticket Scams

Facebook scammers always seek to capitalize on topics in the news to trick users into forking over money, and Taylor Swift’s record-breaking Eras Tour is certainly no exception. According to a report this week from the BBC, many Facebook users in the UK have had their accounts hacked and used to sell fake Swift tickets…

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Colorado Passes Law To Stop Facebook From Reading Your Thoughts

Facebook has built one of the largest businesses on the world on one simple fact: it owns more of our personal data than just about anyone else. However, that doesn’t stop the social media giant from always wanting more — including even our own thoughts. Facebook and other tech giants like Apple are already exploring…

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Dangerous Militia Groups Are Organizing On Facebook Nationwide

After the January 6 riots at the Capitol in 2021, Facebook made promises to crack down on militia groups organizing violent activity on its platforms. However, according to a report released this week from the nonprofit Tech Transparency Project, over 200 militia groups and profiles are still operating in the open on Facebook. While Facebook…

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Lawsuit Claims Facebook Is Required To Give You More Control Of Your Own Feed

For years, Facebook has been at odds with security and privacy researchers over the amount of access the company gives to its data. Now, one of those researchers has took matters into his own hands by suing Facebook, claiming that the social media giant is required by law to give users more control over their…

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Facebook Faces Scrutiny For Allowing Russian Disinformation To Spread

Ever since the controversial 2016 presidential election in the US, Facebook has taken steps to detect and remove misinformation spreading on its platforms from hostile countries like Russia and China. However, leaders in Europe are apparently unsatisfied with the social media giant’s solutions, opening up a probe into the company this week to determine if…

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Fake AI-Generated Images Are Running Wild On Facebook

Facebook loves to brag about the potential for artificial intelligence to help its users. However, this technology can just as easily be used by bad actors on the social media giant’s platforms. For example, many experts and users have noticed a dramatic uptick in AI-generated images on Facebook, though the purpose behind these often-bizarre pictures…

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Facebook Blasted By Regulators For Holding Onto Sensitive User Data For Too Long

Over the years, Facebook has been fined billions of dollars in Europe for its reckless handling of user data and treatment of privacy issues. And now, the company finds itself in trouble for the same old problems, except this time privacy advocates and regulators are grilling Facebook about why it hangs on to sensitive user…

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Facebook Has Repeatedly “Interfered” With US Elections Since 2008

For years, Facebook has been criticized for not doing enough to stop bad actors from using its platforms to influence elections. However, a new study released this week from the conservative nonprofit Media Research Center claims that the social media giant itself has interfered with US elections at least 39 times since 2008. According to…

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Dutch Government Might Leave Facebook Over Privacy Concerns

Facebook often receives heavy criticism from European regulators over its data and privacy practices, and this week saw yet another example when the Dutch government threatened to leave Facebook over privacy concerns. According to the Dutch government, its regulatory agency warned them to stop using Facebook pages because of concerns over how the company targets…

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