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The future of passwords: how sharing with your friends can beef up your security and reduce websites’ data breach risks

If you have online accounts, you’re going to start seeing a lot of two new technologies that help keep your personal data secure and private online. One calls upon your friends to prove that you’re you if you need to recover a forgotten password. The other lets you create and use a password on a […]

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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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The Facebook phone isn’t a phone: it’s a super-app

Facebook announced its big plan for mobile today, called Facebook Home. Despite speculation that it would be a Facebook phone or a Facebook operating system, it’s more like a super app with “deep integration” into Android phones. It’s basically Facebook’s status stream brought to your phone’s home screen. As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg put it, […]

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8 essential facebook photo privacy tips

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then Facebook is an encyclopedia about all of us. You never know when a Facebook photo of you will come back to haunt you in a job search, a first date, a college application, or just embarrass you. Lock down your photos and limit your risks with these […]

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Facebook Likes predict sexual orientation, religion, and more

A new study takes the saying “what you like says a lot about you” to a whole new level. Researchers from Cambridge University analyzed 58,000 Facebook profiles and found that a person’s Facebook Likes, which are public by default, are highly accurate in predicting personal, sometimes sensitive details about him or her. Simply analyzing a […]

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