facebook privacy

Facebook finally overhauls its privacy, sharing, and tagging systems

After mounting concerns over its privacy features and some pressure from new competitor Google+, Facebook is making some very noticeable changes to its site.

Social Media

Facebook phone contact list isn’t new – but here’s how you can remove it

Don't let that News Feed post making the rounds scare you: The contact list has nothing to go with Messenger and it's easy to wipe out. Calm down.

Mobile

US regulations standing in the way of Netflix-Facebook integration

Netflix will introduce Facebook integration this year -- but US users will have to wait to see if a privacy law is amended first.

Movies

Privacy policies: Google+ vs. Facebook

Of all the comparisons between the two, how the privacy differences between Google+ and Facebook stack up might end up being the most important.

Social Media

Facebook blocks Google+ extension that pulls contacts

Back at it again: Facebook once again disables Google from exporting contacts from the site.

Social Media

Facebook alternative hopeful Altly inches closer to a launch

Altly begins the transition from stealth startup to social network, and it wants to show Facebook how privacy's done.

Social Media

Facebook PR fallout: Google’s Social Circle warrants another look

Facebook is currently entrenched in a PR nightmare, and while the social network is guilty of less than ethical media practices, maybe you should give your Google Social Circle the once-over anyway.

Social Media

What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet

Online, your past is out to get you — forever! Unless, of course, you're willing to pay a company hundreds of dollars a year to keep your online life from interfering with the real-world you.

Computing

Selective censorship: How to prepare your Facebook for college admissions

Somewhere between sending in personal essays and accruing community service, college hopefuls now must prepare their Facebook accounts for university scrutiny. Here's how to tidy up your high school debauchery and put your best face(book) forward.

Social Media

Facebook still wants to give developers your address and phone number

After terminating the controversial 'permission screen' last month, Facebook responds to government questions over offering up user phone numbers and addresses.

Social Media

Facebook translates privacy policy for non-legal experts

Facebook has cut down on its privacy policy's lawyer-speak in an attempt to accurately explain its guidelines to its users.

Social Media

Want a state job in Maryland? Hand over your Facebook password

After one man's interview requires a thorough Facebook inspection, the ACLU will challenge the state of Maryland's right to ask for account login information.

Social Media

Congress questions Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over privacy concerns — again

Congressional privacy advocates have issued a letter questioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the social networking site's plans to let developers access users' private information.

Computing

Lolbot.Q holds Facebook account ransom for $11.60

PandaLabs has discovered two new strains of malware leveraging Facebook, including Lolbot.Q, which hijacks a user's account and requires a survey - and fees - to get it back.

Computing

Facebook tightens security with HTTPS, remote logouts

Facebook will take extra steps and allow users to control their protection with new features, including HTTPS capability.

Computing