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5 tips to stop Facebook from stalking your real life

Facebook and its advertisers want to know everything about you, online and off. The latest push is around knowing where you grew up. If you’ve signed onto Facebook lately, you’ve probably seen it. They’ve been asking for your hometown on your profile page for several weeks now, but they’ve gotten more aggressive lately: they’re putting […]

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Facebook gets $20 million slap on the wrist for using you in advertising

On July 12th, a District Court judge will decide whether to approve Facebook’s proposed settlement regarding the allegedly unlawful use of its members’ images in their Sponsored Stories ads.  Previously, members had no way to stop Facebook from using them in these ads, but under the proposed settlement, they’ll be able to limit (but not […]

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Facebook advertising on the rise: how this affects your privacy

Facebook Exchange (or FBX for short) is an advertising system that will let advertisers buy Facebook ads that will be targeted to you based on your off-Facebook browsing activity. Facebook announced FBX in June.  It’s still in its experimental phase, but will be rolled out in the near future.  We discuss the biggest things you […]

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After the IPO, Facebook is focused on advertising

We noticed a little change to Facebook that may have slipped past you.  Sometime in the past few days, Facebook added “advertise” to the drop-down menu where you access your account and privacy settings: It’s a tiny change, sure, but it’s one of many small things that Facebook is doing after the IPO to ramp […]

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