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Is Facebook Nearby Friends Safe?

Thumbnail image for Is Facebook Nearby Friends Safe? by Barbara J. Feldman April 21, 2014

Over the next couple of weeks your iOS and Android Facebook apps will probably be getting a new social feature called Facebook Nearby Friends. The purpose of this new feature is to share your whereabouts with Facebook friends. But in contrast to previous apps that have tried to tackle the same problem, instead of broadcasting […]

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What’s Up with the Blue Facebook Dinosaur?

Thumbnail image for What’s  Up with the Blue Facebook Dinosaur? by Barbara J. Feldman April 7, 2014

Facebook is testing a proactive approach to user privacy this week with the introduction of a cartoon blue dinosaur. If you haven’t modified your privacy settings in awhile (meaning you are probably several steps behind current best-practices and therefore as out-of-date as a dinosaur!), your next post may be greeted by the this friendly looking […]

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Is the Talking Angela App Safe?

Thumbnail image for Is the Talking Angela App Safe? by Barbara J. Feldman February 18, 2014

There’s been a hoax making its way around Facebook for the second time, claiming that the iOS app Talking Angela is asking your child personal information about their location, and school, and then taking pictures of your child for nefarious purposes. However, none of this is true. According to both Sophos Security and Snopes, the […]

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How to Delete Your Facebook Search History

Thumbnail image for How to Delete Your Facebook Search History by Barbara J. Feldman January 5, 2014

Remember that night you searched for your high school sweetheart? Facebook does. It records all your Facebook searches. And even though the privacy on searches is set to “only me,” you might want to periodically go into your Facebook Activity Log and clear them out. Here’s how. 1) Go to your profile page, and click […]

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What is Facebook Year in Review?

Thumbnail image for What is Facebook Year in Review? by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2013

Facebook Year in Review is a view of you and your FB friends’ 2013 highlights. So what constitutes a highlight? Facebook doesn’t explain the details of its algorithm, but you’ll see photos and status updates that were popular with your friends, probably measured in likes and comments. Facebook says that all existing privacy settings from […]

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Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet?

Thumbnail image for Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet? by Barbara J. Feldman November 21, 2013

Those of us that keep on eye on such things, have seen an increase in successful password hacks recently. It seems like there’s another high-profile site whose passwords have been exposed every week. If you have an account compromised at one of these sites, you’ll likely get an email from the affected site asking you […]

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