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The anti-privacy Facebook glitch that’s driving me insane

I’m stuck in an endless loop on Facebook, and it’s infuriating. I like to review which photos and posts people tag me in before approving or rejecting them.  It’s a failsafe called Tag Review–you should try it (here’s how). So I’m going over the things I need to review, and one of them is a […]

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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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How encryption can keep Facebook from snooping in your chats

We figured now’s a good time to get the word out about our encrypted Facebook chat, now that the news has broken on exactly how much data Facebook collects about you. Facebook collects and stores information in at least 57 different categories, including chats. Facebook draws a distinction between the old chat system, which wasn’t […]

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Background check site Intelius launches TrueRep privacy service

Updated 10/11/2011:  Although TrueRep does have paid features, we’ve learned that it’s free to suppress your data from appearing on Intelius and three of its partner sites.  Suppression is limited to your two most recent addresses and one phone number, and it doesn’t extend to Intelius’s other partner and affiliate sites, such as Zabasearch, PeopleLookUp, […]

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5 new Facebook photo changes to make to protect your privacy

A picture’s worth a thousand words, and a damaging, embarrassing, or scandalous Facebook picture can be a career-ender (not to mention a personal nightmare).  Just look at the case of Ashley Payne, a teacher who was fired after her employers found photos of her holding beers on Facebook.  Although Facebook overhauled all of its privacy […]

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