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Facebook Debuts a ‘Privacy Checkup’ Tool to Help You Better Control Your Data

Image via Reuters. On Thursday, Facebook released a new tool to help you understand and control your privacy settings on the site.  First announced back in April, the Privacy Checkup tool lets you see and adjust who can view your data, as well as which apps can access it. It is navigated, curiously, with the help of … Continue reading

Twitter Begins Testing a ‘Buy’ Button for Instant Purchases

Twitter on Monday began testing “buy buttons” that let people make purchases directly from marketing posts fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service. The move comes as Twitter works to ramp up its appeal to people curious about what is happening at any given moment and to advertisers eager to connect with them. … Continue reading

Orkut shutting down September 30

Ten years ago, Orkut was Google’s first foray into social networking. Built as a “20 percent” project, Orkut communities started conversations, and forged connections, that had never existed before. Orkut helped shape life online before people really knew what “social networking” was. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities … Continue reading

Facebook Reveals Search Warrant of Hundreds of Accounts

Facebook revealed that since last summer it’s been fighting a court order that required it to disclose social-media information involving hundreds of people. “This unprecedented request is by far the largest we’ve ever received — by a magnitude of more than ten — and we have argued that it was unconstitutional from the start,” Chris … Continue reading

Facebook is cutting back on spammy auto-posts

Don’t care what level your friend finished in “Candy Crush?” Facebook wants to make such posts rarer in your News Feed. (CNN) — For the second time in just over a week, Facebook has done an about-face on a feature that has bothered some users for a while. Fewer automatic posts will be showing up … Continue reading

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