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This app wants to keep your Facebook account virus and hack free

As smartphones become increasingly at risk to malicious activity, one security company is targeting the issue with a new suite of smartphone-facing safeguards. Trend Micro releases an enhanced version of their mobile security app to amp up your Facebook…

Mobile

Facebook explains how minors are getting special treatment when it comes to Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search gives users a revealing and sometimes embarassing look at other users, but Facebook has some measures in place to protect minors.

Social Media

Facebook’s ‘Ask Our CPO’ is just more privacy PR

Facebook's new "Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer" feature aims to boost users' trust in the social network. But at this point, it could do more harm than good.

Opinion

Batten down your privacy settings; here comes Facebook Graph Search

Privacy advocates believe Facebook's new Graph Search feature may create a "discoverability problem" for users – one that could push them to finally get serious about their privacy settings.

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What your new Facebook Privacy Settings will look like

Will Facebook's new policies make it simpler to keep your info private, or just more confusing? Here is a look at what you can expect the social network to roll out to your account in the very near future.

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The real failure of Facebook’s fake democracy

Facebook's experiment with democracy failed. But it's not just that the social network set the threshold for votes too high; it's that the entire concept of forcing users to read staggeringly long legal documents is completely absurd.

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You will lose your ability to vote on Facebook privacy changes today

At 12pm PT today, Facebook users will lose their ability to vote on future changes to the social network's privacy policy and terms of service thanks to extremely low user turnout.

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Confused by Facebook’s new privacy policy? You’re supposed to be

There's a whole new reason to believe the vote over Facebook's proposed policy changes is a farce: Some of the new language is purposefully written to confuse you.

Opinion

That ‘Facebook privacy notice’ is a hoax

The release of Facebook's newly proposed privacy guidelines has sparked the resurgence of two totally bogus "notices," both of which incorrectly claim to provide Facebook users with greater rights to privacy and copyright over the photos and other content they…

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A field trip to the Facebook black market in which we buy 1.5 million accounts and email addresses for $5

There's a black market for just about everything, including your private Facebook ID, email address, name and it costs just $5. After one IT specialist found he could net a million users' account information, we had to go and see for ourselves. To no one's…

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Five Facebook privacy stories that you may have missed this week

Facebook has brought innumerable privacy issues to light. We've rounded up five Facebook privacy stories that you may have missed from this week.

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Facebook scans private messages for brand page mentions, admits a bug is boosting Likes

Some suspicious Like counts suggest that Facebook is scanning private messages and hitting the Like button for its users accordingly.

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Is social media insurance scammy or just plain smart?

In the age of the hacker, is it time we get on board with social media profile protection or is it up to us to keep our own data safe?

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Outrage over Facebook’s private message scandal should send us running for our privacy settings

A supposed leak of old private messages turned out to just be resurfaced old Wall Posts - but the resulting outrage should be an indication you need to head to your privacy settings.

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Facebook rolling out search history controls… which begs the question, why do we need them?

Facebook announces you now have new control over your Facebook searches, which strongly suggests a strong focus on search is in the network's future.

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