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Block Misleading Political Ads on Facebook With This Browser Extension

2020 is going to be a bonkers year for US politics, but while the presidential debates and President Trump’s lingering impeachment might be the biggest topics of conversation (so far), we all know where the true political discourse happens: Facebook.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Actually #DeleteFacebook

At this point, it almost feels like tradition. Every couple of months, Facebook will find itself embroiled in one scandal or another. Inevitably, #DeleteFacebook will start trending across various social media. So if you’re finally ready to go through with it and cut ties with Facebook, watch our step-by-step guide…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Find and Use Facebook’s Revamped Privacy Checkup Tool

Facebook is starting out 2020 by updating the Privacy Checkup tool it introduced back in 2014, which makes it easier for users to find and change several important account settings. To be honest, outside of some visual flair and updated explanations for each setting, it’s not much of an upgrade—and also still doesn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Find and Use Facebook’s Revamped Privacy Checkup Tool

Facebook is starting out 2020 by updating the Privacy Checkup tool it introduced back in 2014, which makes it easier for users to find and change several important account settings. To be honest, outside of some visual flair and updated explanations for each setting, it’s not much of an upgrade—and also still doesn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Wipe Your Existence from the Internet

With near-daily news about data breaches, hacks, and privacy problems, it’s not unreasonable to want to disappear from the internet. Maybe you’re sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name. Or tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Or…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Wipe Your Existence from the Internet

With near-daily news about data breaches, hacks, and privacy problems, it’s not unreasonable to want to disappear from the internet. Maybe you’re sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name. Or tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Or…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Wait for Facebook’s Transfer Tool to Move Your Photos

If you’ve been dreaming about moving your Facebook photos and videos to another service, you may want to wait a bit longer. Facebook is about to make this process a lot easier than today’s technique: downloading all your data, sorting through your media, and sitting there while your computer takes forever to upload it…Read more… […]

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Avoid Those ‘Secret Sister’ Gift Exchanges on Facebook

Every year my Facebook newsfeed is inundated with invitations to join gift exchanges, specifically those that suggest you can send one gift or book or bottle of local beer and then you’ll magically receive 36 in return. It sounds too good to be true, which is probably because it is.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Everything You Like Is Propaganda

A state-funded Russian propaganda agency is sowing discord in America through schmaltzy feel-good social media accounts, say researchers at Clemson University. These accounts, they claim, share clichéd “heartwarming” and “makes you think” content that sometimes goes viral. Then they slip in news that might be designed…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Facebook wants to pass the ‘Aux’ with new music app

Facebook has launched its newest venture, an app called Aux that aims to engage users to play and compete for the “aux.” The tech giant has long strategized to become a formidable player in the digital innovation realm, acquiring social media Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. Aux follows Facebook’s interesting foray into online dating with […]

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Facebook wants to pass the ‘Aux’ with new music app

Facebook has launched its newest venture, an app called Aux that aims to engage users to play and compete for the “aux.” The tech giant has long strategized to become a formidable player in the digital innovation realm, acquiring social media Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. Aux follows Facebook’s interesting foray into online dating with […]

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Should You Sign Up for Facebook Pay?

Facebook has launched Facebook Pay, a payment system for Facebook and Messenger. It’ll roll out first for “fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace,” the company said in its announcement. It plans to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Turn Off Facebook’s Camera Privileges on iOs Right Now

There’s a lot of evidence suggesting that Facebook is always tracking our data, but a new issue found on the iOS Facebook app suggests the company may be literally watching, too. A new bug—and most parties seem to believe it is a bug—turns on your phone’s camera in the background while you’re using Facebook.Read more… […]

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Spinner Incepts Your Friends With Hyper-Targeted Ads

The advertising industry is a cesspool of manipulation and misinformation. And now you can use it to convince your partner to let you get a dog. Or convince them to settle your divorce out of court, because they caught you using hyper-targeted internet ads to convince them to let you get a dog.The Spinner promises […]

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All the Different Ways You Can Silence Stupid People on Facebook

When someone pisses you off on Facebook, the logical, natural response is to lob over the nuke—block them, and you’ll never have to deal with anything they say on the social network ever again. It’s a refreshing feeling, but it’s also a wee extreme for minor infractions. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Happened at the Congressional Hearing on Facebook and Libra?

Libra season is over. On October 23, Facebook founder and Turing Test dropout Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress for five hours about the cryptocurrency that Facebook wants to launch next year—but which now might never launch at all. Here’s what went down.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Happened at the Congressional Hearing on Facebook and Libra?

Libra season is over. On October 23, Facebook founder and Turing Test dropout Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress for five hours about the cryptocurrency that Facebook wants to launch next year—but which now might never launch at all. Here’s what went down.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Tell What Everyone Is Talking About on Social Media

If you combine FOMO with aphasia, you get the feeling of going on Twitter or Reddit or Facebook, seeing everyone clearly talking about something, but not knowing what that thing is. You check the trending topics, but they’re just full of posts saying “Why is #EatMyBlempglorf trending!?” Here’s how to figure out what…Read more… Continue […]

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