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Facebook users get new privacy shortcuts

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled simplified tools for protecting privacy at the world's leading social network and made it easier for users whose pictures are on display to ask friends to remove them.

Dec 12, 2012
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Study: We're getting less friendly on Facebook

(AP) -- Whether it's pruning friends lists, removing unwanted comments or restricting access to their profiles, Americans are getting more privacy-savvy on social networks, a new report found.

Feb 24, 2012
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30,000 quit Facebook in protest

A group protesting Facebook's privacy policies said Monday more than 30,000 people had heeded its call to quit the social networking giant.

May 31, 2010
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EU agrees on new Internet user rights

(AP) -- EU lawmakers and governments agreed on new rights for Internet users Thursday, aiming to protect them from arbitrary crackdowns on those who illegally download music and movies on the Internet.

Nov 05, 2009
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Germany fines Google for privacy violations

German authorities said on Monday they had fined Google for illegally collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and photos while setting up its disputed Street View service.

Apr 22, 2013
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What is the price of free?

Scientists from the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University have designed a method to improve privacy control in the Android apps market. The method reaches a balance between the need for developer’s ...

Mar 06, 2012
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CEO apologizes after Path uploads contact lists

(AP) -- Social-sharing app Path has come under fire for accessing and uploading users' phone address books without their permission. The information has now been deleted, and Path has apologized.

Feb 08, 2012
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