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Did Cambridge Analytica Get Your Facebook Data? You’ll Find Out Soon

Facebook released an updated estimate on April 4, 2018 stating that the information of up to *87 million* people (not the original 50 million) — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.  *** UPDATE: 4.10.18 @ 9:45am PT. You can check whether your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica…

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How To Review & Edit Facebook App Settings

If you’ve ever downloaded and used a Facebook quiz app such as a personality test, friend comparison, most liked photos, most used words, etc., you may be unwittingly providing these app companies with a ton of your personal data. Some of this data may be used to guess your passwords, hack accounts, and even steal your…

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I often poll my Facebook community to see what issues they’re facing regards their use of Facebook, particularly marketing on Facebook. Following are a couple of related questions along with several suggested solutions: Hilary asks, “I have a personal Facebook page and a ‘Fan’ page, which I prefer to call an author page. Not all…

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Facebook_Phonebook–How_Safe_Is_Your_Cell_Number

For some time, the “Facebook Phonebook” feature has caused quite a bit of confusion (and, in some cases, panic!). A viral message has been going around alerting friends that there is a security threat, when in fact, the Facebook Phonebook is a feature that every user on Facebook gets as part of our personal profile.…

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It’s time for another episode of Social Media Examiner TV! This time, Mike Stelzner and I decided to focus exclusively on a major new Facebook feature: Places. It’s basically Facebook’s venture into the world of “Location Based Services,” similar to the popular platform, Foursquare, which we featured on SMEtv Episode #1. Be sure to view…

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A Facebook friend recently mentioned she was intentionally responding to new Facebook friend requests late at night as she didn’t want to clog up her friends’ feeds. Thing is, there’s a setting in your Facebook Privacy to control exactly what gets published on your Facebook Wall and your friends’ News Feeds. I have my settings…

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