Thread about your Facebook and Google data will have you reaching for your settings

April 1, 2018

Reader beware, this Twitter thread about your Facebook and Google data will give you quite the scare.  SEE ALSO: I’d love to delete Facebook, but I don’t want to give up my Tinder matches Dylan Curran, a technical consultant and web developer, shared some alarming findings about just how much information Facebook and Google store “without you even realising it.”  His tweet, which will likely make you delve straight into…

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Facebook takes more than your data and it should pay you for it

March 29, 2018

Cambridge Analytica may have been the straw that broke the camel's back for Facebook users.Image: bob al-greene/mashable Chances are, you work for Facebook.  You probably don’t have an office or an ID card. And you almost certainly don’t get paid. But if you’re one of the 239 million Americans who use the platform each month, your work is as valuable as a coder’s. Maybe more. Your clicks, likes, and posts…

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Mark Zuckerberg gets his wish to testify on Cambridge Analytica

March 29, 2018

Image: Paul Marotta/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN he’d be glad to testify on the Cambridge Analytica data breach and now he’s getting his wish. The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent Zuckerberg a formal invitation to testify on the mishandling of user data from that’s pissed everyone off and pushed many to #deletefacebook, according to Reuters. SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg gets sent fiery ultimatum by journalists that exposed…

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How to delete your Facebook account

March 22, 2018

It's time.Image: bob al-greene/mashable So, you want to free yourself from Facebook. Let’s be real, we all want to do it. But few of us actually ever do, because whether you like to admit it or not, a lot of your life likely relies on it. Whether it’s keeping up with friends’ birthdays, or keeping in touch with a relative who lives across the country, there are a number of…

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Tech companies still in the fight for net neutrality

March 13, 2018

Net neutrality isn't gone, yet.Image:  CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES The internet isn’t letting net neutrality disappear without a fight.  Several big tech companies, including Etsy, Expa, Kickstarter, Automattic, Foursquare, and Shutterstock, filed a petition on Monday with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to end net neutrality.  SEE ALSO: FCC chairman who killed net neutrality given gun and award from NRA The latest…

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