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Is Facebook the third wheel in your relationship? Our survey results say yes.

We polled 1,000 people about their online sharing habits and views on privacy surrounding Valentine’s Day, and the results show just how entangled Facebook and other sites have become in people’s romantic relationships. Some of the juiciest findings are below. Respondents could also optionally comment on how the Internet and online privacy has affected their […]

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4 tips to protect yourself from the LinkedIn data breach

Reports surfaced today that a Russian hacker downloaded 6.46 million LinkedIn users’ passwords.  Even though the passwords were encrypted, hackers have already cracked more than 300,000 of them and are enlisting others to help decrypt the rest.  The weakest passwords are the easiest to crack, but hackers can figure out even stronger passwords with enough […]

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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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How to control the 7 most critical Facebook privacy settings

We had a good time putting these Facebook privacy tips together for our friends at Facecrooks and ReadWriteWeb.  If you aren’t familiar with Facecrooks, check them out:  they blog about privacy, online safety and scam alerts, especially on Facebook. Onto our tips.  If you only have a few minutes, you can significantly improve your privacy […]

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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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