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Whoops, Didn't Mean to Destroy Your Life

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeffrey Evans

People today -- including cyber bullies -- have an incredible power to post and share information with the entire world. But who is talking about the responsibility that comes with this power?

If Only Irony Had a Privacy Setting

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeffrey Evans

What I say and is said about me on Facebook and other social media sites needs to be confined to my network, not available to anyone interested enough to type my name into a search engine.

Quit Facebook, Destroy Your Phone...

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Interestingly, Ahearn's treatise contains some valuable tips you can use to reclaim some of the privacy you've relinquished, knowingly or not, by usin...

Avoid Being 'Outed' on Facebook Places

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Despite lots of privacy controls, you still need to think about how you might be spotted on Facebook Places, even if you don't use Places. By default, any Facebook friend can tag you at a location.

The Other Side of the Facebook Privacy Issue

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

While might not look much like those original photo books and directories you or your kids had in elementary school, it does help us find and communicate with people who share a common bond.

New Facebook Privacy Controls Roll Out TOMORROW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Facebook's vice president of product Chris Cox announced that starting tomorrow, Facebook will ...

Facebook Privacy Settings As Explained By Casey Neistat (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In his latest short, artist Casey Neistat turns his attention to the perilous world of Facebook privacy settings. Neistat, who with his brother Van r...

The Dangers of Facebook Oversharing Come to Outlook

Suzanne Kantra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Suzanne Kantra

Do you "friend" work colleagues on Facebook? Then you're now in more danger of oversharing. The culprit: Microsoft Outlook Social Connector.

Facebook 'Permissions' Feature Requires Apps To Tell You What Data They Use

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Facebook is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profi...

When Capitalism Fails -- The Ugly World of Monopolies

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Monopolies have virtually no competition and can dictate prices to their customers unless they are restricted by regulators. One company that many would call a monopoly is Facebook.

New Facebook Privacy Controls 'May Make Your Head Hurt' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, alongside Community Pages and a revamped Interests section, Facebook is also making some changes to its privacy controls. Facebook and confusin...

Ilse Aigner, German Minister, Slams Facebook On Privacy, Threatens To Quit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — A German minister has sharply criticized Facebook's handling of personal data and is calling on the social network to upgrade its priva...

Next California Attorney General Must Be Equipped to Make a "Move On" Consumer Rights Online

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California elections are certainly not foreign to last minute gaming and "flip flops" on policy positions, especially in the weeks leading up to a co...

Facebook Is SO Sorry They Let You Use Their Incredible Site For Free (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been getting a lot of flak lately for revealing users' personal information to strangers. Now, UCB Comedy brings us t...

Facebook Privacy Settings You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook responded to user outcry over the site's more permissive and complex privacy settings by announcing new, simplified privacy controls that aim...

How to Win Friends and Manipulate People

Chris Hoofnagle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Hoofnagle

Facebook follows a disturbing pattern of taking two steps forward with an aggressive misuse of personal information, then creeping back the slightest bit once the criticisms emerged.

HuffPost Q&A: What Do You Want To Know About Facebook And Online Privacy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In response to a backlash against its latest, more permissive privacy settings, Facebook announced new, simplified privacy features that would hopeful...

Facebook and Internet Privacy

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sen. Michael Bennet

In my view, changing the ability of external websites to access private user information from opt-in to opt-out fundamentally changed the relationship between users and Facebook.

Users REACT To Facebook's New Privacy Controls (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In response to the backlash against its more permissive (and "bewildering") new privacy policy, Facebook unveiled a set of new, simplified privacy con...

Facebook Vows to Retool Privacy Procedures

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Under the new privacy controls, user can choose to "set it and forget it" or to use more granular tools to customize data sharing.

New Facebook Privacy Settings Announced: What's Changed

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Facebook announced today that it has modified its user controls to make it easier to configure privacy settings and to retroactively control access to content that has already been posted.

Facebook: I Quit (COLUMN)

The Mac Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"Hello. My name is Abby. I enjoy writing, dancing and riding my bike. My favorite books are Lolita and White Noise. I'm an infamous regular at Coffee ...

Facebook Announces "One Click" Privacy Settings, Blood Sample Optional

Alex Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Alex Grossman

For those who opt out of the retina scan, Facebook will send a registered nurse to your home at no cost to collect a DNA sample in the form of a hair follicle, sperm, or ovum.

Facebook Introduces Controversial New Relevancy Policies

Mike Condrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Condrick

Amidst the flaming shitstorm of popular outrage against Facebook's privacy policies, few have noticed the introduction of harsh new restrictions on irrelevant status updates.

Why Facebook and All Social Media Privacy Is Oxymoronic

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Berry

The Internet is just not inherently private. What you're typing on the keyboard into your computer is inherently data that's going to be transmitted through and to a lot of other computers.