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    Default Don't Worry, the Zuckerbergs Don't Understand Facebook's Privacy Settings Either

    Understanding Facebook’s privacy settings is notoriously difficult. Facebook’s services are constantly evolving (wait, we’re “poking” each other again?), therefore by nature altering which privacy settings alter what aspect of the service, and of course the privacy settings and policies themselves are always in...


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    Default Facebook Graph Search Opens Door For Privacy Issues, Marketers, Stalkers and Creeps

    Facebook may not be gunning directly at Google's Web search with the new Graph Search, but it's still a unique and fascinating new search paradigm -- particularly now that the company has over one billion individuals to pull data from. Graph Search promises to bring users closer to "friends" -- many of which have thousands of connections that...


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    Default Facebook Answers Home Privacy Questions

    Well, you had to know some negative feedback was en route. It seems that each time Facebook redesigns its News Feed, an entire swath of the Internet comes out and swears that they'll never use Facebook again. But then, active users just increase more and more. But with Facebook Home, it's a little different. Analysts are users alike have been...


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    NFL, NBA, MLB White hat hacker uses Facebook bug to post on Zuckerberg's timeline

    Facebook offers a pretty attractive bug bounty program that rewards white hatters for identifying and reporting vulnerabilities in their service. In search of a $500+ reward, Palestine’s Khalil Shreateh discovered a method to circumvent the website’s privacy settings, allowing him to post on anyone’s timeline without consent. ...



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    Default Facebook, Twitter and Google Crawl Links in Private Email and Messages

    Data privacy is fast becoming a running joke, and users are the punchline. Following the hoopla surrounding NSA's PRISM program, there's evidence to suggest that even link crawling robots can (and do) violate user privacy by sniffing out URLs included in private messages and emails. Not all sites are guilty of this behavior, but of the few...


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    NFL, NBA, MLB Groups claim Facebook's new policy threatens user privacy, asking FTC to step in

    Facebook is running into to some trouble with about a half a dozen different privacy groups regarding some changes the massive social networking site is trying to make to some of its most important user privacy documents.



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    Default Amidst User Feedback, Facebook Delays Privacy Policy Update

    Years ago, privacy never stuck me as being a truly hot topic online, and if there's a reason for that, it's likely because many of us didn't realize the extent that some companies go to, to make it almost nonexistent. As has been proven time and time again, your privacy online is almost nil if you make use of any social networking site, but...


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    Default FTC evaulating Facebook policy changes

    The Federal Trade Commission is evaluating whether changes to two of Facebook's key privacy policies adhere to a 2011 agreement between the agency and the social network. Facebook spokeswoman Jodi Seth confirmed that the FTC is evaluating Facebook's policies. For 25 days, the wired journalist


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    Default AVG CrowdControl aims to protect your Facebook privacy

    I use Facebook daily to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues. However, despite my heavy usage, I am concerned about my privacy. Facebook is notorious for changing its policies and settings and it can be difficult to stay on top of it. Today, popular security and anti-virus company AVG


  10. Default Privacy experts discuss building digital audiences in a cookieless world

    Whether you're a media professional, app developer or technology provider, you're going to walk away from this Morning of Mobile Privacy feeling more confident in your ability to do your job effectively.

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    NFL, NBA, MLB Facebook removing the option to hide your profile in searches

    If you’ve been on the fence about closing down your Facebook account over privacy concerns, now might be the time to take the plunge. That’s because the social network is removing an option that allowed members to prevent themselves from showing up in search results – a move they promised...



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    Default A Guide To Fixing The Latest Privacy Attacks From Facebook And Google

    Surely, the fact that Google Google and Facebook Facebook both chose this week to again erode your privacy had to be coincidental. But Thursday, Facebook was out with a small change that affects millions of users who tried to make themselves a bit harder to find and Friday, Google followed with a


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    Default Facebook gets rid of setting that lets users control who can search for them

    Facebook has finally gotten rid of a privacy setting that used to let users control who can search for them on the social network. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company /quotes/zigman/9962609 /quotes/nls/fb FB _said it has eliminated a setting called "Who can look up for Timeline by name


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    Default A Guide To Fixing The Latest Privacy Attacks From Facebook And Google

    Surely, the fact that Google Google and Facebook Facebook both chose this week to again erode your privacy had to be coincidental. But Thursday, Facebook was out with a small change that affects millions of users who tried to make themselves a bit harder to find and Friday, Google followed with a


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    Default How to Opt Out of Google Policy That Displays Your Photo Beside Ads

    The day after Facebook announced that it was removing a privacy option that would make all of its users searchable, Google made its own announcement for adding an option called "Shared Endorsements." The new option would display Google users' names and profile pictures beside advertisements for


  16. Default Poll: Would you use Google's Mobile Meter app in exchange for some kind of compensation?

    According to Engadget, Google looks to be readying a new “Mobile Meter” app that users can install on their Android and iOS devices, essentially giving up even more of their privacy to the search giant. While Android already provides Google with anonymous usage information like location data and search activity, this app looks to go [&hellip
    Poll: Would you use Google’s Mobile Meter app in exchange for some kind of compensation? John Freml first appeared on Pocketables.






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    Default Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers

    SAN FRANCISCO Facebook has loosened its privacy rules for teenagers as a debate swirls over online threats to children from bullies and sexual predators. The move, announced on Wednesday, allows teenagers to post status updates, videos and images that can be seen by anyone, not just their


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    Default Facebook loosens grip over teen sharing

    In order to retain teenagers' interest in Facebook, the social networking giant has announced relaxation of privacy policies for teenagers on Wednesday.
    Until Wednesday, teenage Facebook users between ages 13 and 17 were allowed to share pictures, videos and ... Read More




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    Default Facebook Tweaks Privacy Settings, Allows Teens To Post Publicly

    Up to now, viewability of kids’ Facebook accounts was set by default to “Friends of Friends”; now, those aged 13-17 start out with their audience set to “Friends” by default. However, they can also make their posts public, and they can turn on “Follow” to let their posts show up in the Newsfeeds of...


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    Default Facebook to turn teens into virtual Don Drapers

    Now do you understand Facebook's privacy settings? In the same week that a Florida teen was arrested based on a Facebook comment boasting about her role in a schoolmate's suicide, Facebook has unveiled some big changes in its teen privacy settings. (Read more: Facebook pushes both ways on privacy


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