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Facebook’s going public, but you don’t have to: #GoPrivate with Abine

Facebook is expected to have its Initial Public Offering (IPO) this Friday, May 18th, and we’ll have IPO-related posts, events, charitable drives, and promotions all week.  First order of business:  if you’re a Facebook user, what might the IPO mean for you? First of all, an IPO (or “going public,” as it’s commonly called) simply […]

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Join the world’s biggest privacy flash mob on May 15th

Ever seen a flash mob?  A huge group of people does something in unison in public, from coordinated dances to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to freezing in place in the middle of Grand Central station. They’re offbeat and fun and kind of ridiculous. Well, here’s your chance to be part of a flash mob that doesn’t […]

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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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Facebook still missing the most critical privacy setting after FTC settlement

After Facebook’s privacy settlement with the FTC, what you do on Facebook will be more protected.  That’s good news, but it doesn’t address the fact that Facebook tracks its members (and even non-members) off Facebook.  And Facebook knows more about your internet activity than ever before. There is no privacy setting anywhere in Facebook that […]

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