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Student files privacy lawsuit against Facebook, gets 2,000+ people to join him

Facebook is under fire for privacy violations in Europe once again. Austrian law student Maximilian Schrems now has thousands of supporters in his class-action lawsuit against the social network.
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Loophole lets anyone see part of your Facebook friend list, even if it’s set to private

Facebook doesn't think it's a problem, but your friend list isn't as private as you think it is. Even if you're taking all the proper precautions, a security researcher found that pieces are accessible to strangers.
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This video proves we still don’t understand how much we’re sharing on social networks

This video, called Social Media Experiment, makes it all too clear how easy it is for complete strangers to learn a lot of intimate details about you.
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Here’s a Facebook game where nobody’s a winner

If you have nothing better to do, give yourself a refresher on Facebook security through this new game. Prepare to get a little scared.
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Facebook is axing an old feature, meaning you once again need to review your privacy settings

Those of you who already have your Facebook security and privacy settings locked down need not worry about this old security setting about to be removed. Everyone else, it's time to update.
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6 creepy things you might not know Facebook is doing

We get it, Facebook makes it money off collecting data - that's all well and good, but it also means we're allowed to get the heebie-jeebies about it sometimes. And these are six of those times.
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Everything you need to know about Facebook’s expanded Graph Search features

Here's everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about Facebook's expanded Graph Search - and yes, you're probably going to need to fuss with your privacy setting again.
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Facebook identity fraud is up and you need to be careful

A stranger hacking into your Facebook account pretending to be you is inevitable, thanks to the willingness of most users to divulge personal info. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself.
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Why do we Facebook stalk?

It's a question old as time. Or... as old as 2004, when Facebook first appeared. Why do we keeps tabs on our Facebook peers with such intensity? While it's easy to pin this to our relationship insecurities, there are many, many reasons why…
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What’s a Facebook shadow profile, and why should you care?

A recent Facebook security scare has brought more attention to the state of Facebook shadow profiles - so what exactly are they and is there any reason why you need to care?
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Researchers say Facebook security breach affected more users than the social network admits

Facebook claims only 6 million users were affected by a bug in the Download Your Information tool, but researchers discovered it did a lot more damage. Should you be worried?
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Internet rages against Facebook security scare and concerns over ‘Shadow Profiles’ return

Facebook may have come clean about the security bug that exposed 6 million users' private data, but thousands of irked users refuse to accept the apology.