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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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Report: Facebook Is Showing Ads For Military Gear Next To D.C. Riot Posts

In the wake of last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol, Facebook is again facing criticism for allowing extremist groups to use its platform to organize. For its part, Facebook has said that it took adequate steps to crack down on content that could promote violence. However, according to a report in BuzzFeed News this…

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Facebook Updates “Access Your Information” Tool To Make It Easier To Navigate

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal in 2018, Facebook introduced a tool called “Access Your Information” that allowed users to see how their data was being used. And this week, Facebook updated the tool to make it easier to navigate. The feature is one of the most privacy-friendly that Facebook offers,…

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Facebook Says It Isn’t At Fault For Allowing Capitol Rioters To Organize

Facebook and other big tech companies are under intense fire this week for their role in allowing last week’s rioters at the U.S. Capitol to organize and spread their message. However, according to Facebook executives, the company actually took strong action to prevent the violence from occurring, and it was the fault of other platforms…

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Expert Says Facebook Should Be “Held Responsible” For Violence At U.S. Capitol

The ramifications from last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol are still being felt across the country — and big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are no exception. Many experts and political leaders are increasingly blaming social media platforms for not doing enough to stem the tide of misinformation and hate speech. What’s more,…

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Facebook Says That It Has “No Choice” But To Go Along With Apple Privacy Changes

Facebook has been at war with Apple for weeks over a proposed change to the latter tech company’s privacy policies. The change to the iOS 14 App Tracking Transparency feature would require apps to gain user consent before tracking them around the web — a move that could severely hurt Facebook’s bottom line. However, Facebook…

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New WhatsApp Privacy Policy Will Require Users To Share Data With Facebook

When Facebook originally acquired the popular messaging platform WhatsApp, many users and experts raised concerns about how data would be shared between the two companies. Back then, Facebook denied that users’ personal information would be hoovered up from its acquired app. However, WhatsApp changed its privacy policy this week to require users to share data…

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Study: Facebook Messenger Collects A Stunning Amount Of Your Information

Facebook’s business model is built on collecting your personal data and using it target ads. Most savvy users understand this — however, seeing it brought to life visually is something else entirely. And that’s exactly what 9to5Mac recently did when it created a chart showing how much information Facebook Messenger collects versus its competition. And…

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Selena Gomez Slams Facebook For Misinformation, Says The Company Will Be “Responsible For Thousands Of Deaths”

Facebook is no stranger to receiving criticism for the way it handles hate speech and misinformation. However, that criticism came from an unexpected source last week when singer Selena Gomez posted a scathing take-down of Facebook on her Twitter feed, accusing the social media giant of endangering lives by allowing false COVID-19 info to spread.…

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Washington D.C. Attorney General Slams Facebook For Fueling Hate

In the lead-up to the U.S. presidential election last month, Facebook came under intense scrutiny for its policies surrounding hate speech and misinformation. And the pressure for the social media giant to clean up its act is only intensifying. This week, Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine publicly blasted Facebook and other tech companies for…

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Court Sides With Facebook, Finds That It Did Not Violate User Privacy By Collecting Location Data

In the past several years, Facebook has faced a steady stream of lawsuits across the country challenging the company’s methods for collecting user data. One notable lawsuit in Illinois alleged that the social media giant’s collection of biometric information through its facial recognition technology violated users’ rights. Another made a similar allegation based on Facebook’s…

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Experts Slam Facebook For “Laughable” Privacy Criticisms Of Apple

In recent weeks, Facebook has been locked in an escalating feud with Apple over a proposed privacy change to the company’s app experience. The new feature would give users greater control over how companies use their data to track them around the web and target advertising. According to Facebook, this will harm small businesses —…

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Facebook Will Offer Improved Account Security In 2021

As usual, Facebook came under intense scrutiny this year for the ways in which it did (or did not) protect users’ accounts. However, the company promised to do better in 2021, announcing that its Facebook Protect feature — previously only offered to politicians — will now be available to a broader array of people. Additionally,…

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