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How to Check If Your Facebook Data Was Sold Off

Facebook is working hard to rebuild its reputation after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This, for the uninitiated, saw the data of tens of millions of Facebook users sold to a third party. And that data was then used in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook has started notifying people whether they’re one of the 87 million users affected. However, even if Facebook hasn’t notified you ye...
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Facebook Privacy Settings: 18 changes you should make right away

In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw people’s personal data used to target voters, Facebook is making it easier to manage your privacy settings. You might still want to delete Facebook, but the social network hopes you won’t.Despite making it clear Facebook has changed the way it operates in recent years, Mark Zuckerberg won’t have convinced everyone that Facebook has your bes...
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This Firefox Extension Stops Facebook Tracking You

As you surely must be aware by now, Facebook has been in trouble lately over what’s come to be known as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In a nutshell, it meant millions of people had their data sold to a third party and used against them.In light of these revelations, there have been calls for everyone to delete Facebook. However, Mozilla, the company which makes Firefox, has developed an alt...
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How to Stop Facebook Friends or Pages From Taking Over Your Feed

You can’t complain about Facebook News Feed serving you up stuff you’re not interested in if you haven’t taken the time to customize all of the options and tweaks available. There are more than you might think. From prioritizing the friends you like the most to controlling the sponsored links you see.So if certain friends or pages are taking over your Facebook feed, there’s a simple fix. Rathe...
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Facebook Launches Messenger Kids for Children

A messaging app for kids ages 6 to 12 to chat with friends and family. Facebook today announced a new version of its Messenger chat app designed for children ages six to 12. Called Messenger Kids, the new app does not require a Facebook account — due to federal law, users under the age of 13 cannot legally sign up for Facebook. Rather, parents are able to manage a child’s Messenger Kids app from ...
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6 Safety Tips to Protect Your Kids From Catfishing and Other Online Threats

Your kids are old enough to go online. You’ve kept a close eye on things so far, and you’re still using the parental controls, but some free time is required. The homework is all done, and just like their friends, your offspring want to hit a social network.Well, just hold it there. There are several threats to children going online for the first time, supervised or otherwise.Before you le...
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Your WhatsApp Isn’t Secure! Here’s What You Need to Do

One of the most popular messaging services out there with over a billion users, WhatsApp has been reigning the monarch since the last few years. With the introduction of end-to-end encryption in 2016, WhatsApp made sure that the message details do not fall into wrong hands. But then, that’s not the end of the bargain. There are many steps that we, as users, should take to make it more secure.T...
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How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on All Your Social Accounts

With the increasing use of internet and social media platforms, cybercrimes and internet frauds are also on a rise. We share a lot of information on our social media channels — photos, videos, places we visit, and more. And with all this, it becomes increasingly important to take adequate security measures to ensure our accounts and information are safe. One way to do this is securing our accounts...
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A Complete Guide To Facebook Symbols & What They All Mean

Have you ever noticed how many little Facebook symbols are scattered throughout the Facebook landscape? There has to be a Facebook team in some back cubicle at headquarters just thinking up what little image Facebook could offer next.Whatever the reason for so many little images, the one thing it can do is cause a bit of confusion for newcomers. While many of the tiny icons are self-explanator...
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