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How to limit what apps say about you on Facebook Timeline

As if managing your privacy settings on Facebook itself weren’t enough, last week a list of 60+ external apps that feed the new Facebook Timeline was released. That’s great news if you want to be able to engage in “frictionless” … Read

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Monday morning links for December 19, 2011

More recent readings worth a few minutes of your time: Don’t be a free user: This is a really nice, short piece from the developer of Pinboard, my favorite online bookmarking service. If you’re one to complain about web services … Read

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Get ready for the new Facebook Timeline

Last week, Facebook made a huge announcement that many social media pundits suggest will change social media as we know it. The latest feature, dubbed Timeline, will take your status updates, likes, events, and other activity on (and off) Facebook … Read

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Facebook answers Google+’s privacy features with a feature overhaul

It looks like Facebook is taking privacy a little more seriously these days. On Tuesday, the social networking giant rolled out a sweeping overhaul to its privacy and security settings, to give you more direct control over what you post … Read

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Be safer on Facebook with a new security guide

It’s back to school time–and Facebook is reminding teens, parents, and teachers how to use the popular social networking service safely via a free, 20-page pamphlet on their website. In reality, the security guide is a good read for anyone … Read

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Facebook’s “something awesome” is in-browser support for Skype

Last week, on the heels of Google’s announcement of its new Google+ social networking app, Facebook promised that it would unveil “something awesome” itself this week. And on Wednesday, the social networking leader unveiled an all-new look to its built-in … Read

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How to delete your Facebook account

Here’s a nice overview of deleting your Facebook account, if and when you decide you want to let it go, from tech productivity blog Lifehacker. It’s worth a quick read, as it lists a few things to keep in mind … Read

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Facebook introduces face recognition technology: Here’s how to block it

Facebook has announced another feature that’s making privacy pundits cringe–automatic face recognition on uploaded photos. This feature is also enabled by default, but is relatively easy to turn off if you’d like more privacy. Fast Company has written a good … Read

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Keep your Facebook information safe from unwelcome eyes

Facebook’s security settings may seem like they need a computer science degree to comprehend, but that needn’t be the case. Lifehacker has shared a good guide to locking down your Facebook profile to make sure your friends, family, and colleagues … Read

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Are online “filter bubbles” keeping you from the whole story?

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared a TED talk with you, but this is a short, important one. As information continues to proliferate on the Internet, companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! have responded to the information overload problem with … Read

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