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Privacy

Your friends are sharing your info through Facebook apps (and they don’t even know it)

Facebook reached 1 billion users today, so we figured it was a good time for a privacy PSA. Even without your permission, many Facebook apps can access your data with your friends’ permission. Many of the most used apps–including Skype, Yahoo, and Daily Horoscope–include this loophole. The career networking app BranchOut is a good example: […]

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Facebook auto-sharing gone wrong, and how to fix it

Editor’s note:  it turns out that the image below is a fake–there’s no porn app that’s integrated with Facebook’s frictionless sharing.  We had no idea.  Regardless, it’s an example of the type of thing that can happen with oversharing, and our instructions for changing your privacy settings to avoid it still hold true. We love […]

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