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Which Apps Gather Your Gmail and Facebook Data, and How To Disconnect Them?

If you’ve been using Gmail or Facebook for a while, chances are good you’ve purposely or inadvertently granted at least a few apps permission to connect to those accounts, “Login with Facebook” or “Login with Gmail”, and if that’s true, you’ve also granted them permission to gather certain data from you. Here’s how to find […]

Facebookery: How To Get Background Color In Your Online Facebook Posts

By now you’ve probably started noticing this thing on the Facebook website, where some people’s posts appear in boldface print on a colored background. And maybe you’ve wondered how they do it. If so, read on to learn how to get background color in your Facebook posts.     First, a caveat. You may also […]

Facebookery: Turn Off or Filter Facebook Memories

You know how Facebook loves to pop up those Facebook Memories, nudging you to re-share them? Even the memories you’d prefer to leave in the past and never think about again? Here’s how to turn off or filter Facebook Memories so you’ll never see Memories involving dates or people you’d just as soon forget—or never […]

I Stopped Liking on Facebook Two Years Ago: Here’s What Happened

I Stopped Liking on Facebook, and If You Hate Newsfeed Ads, So Should You Facebook relies heavily on users’ “Likes” to select targeted advertising to be included in each Facebook user’s News Feed. The advertising algorithm not only takes your own “Likes” into account, but those of your Facebook friends. By now all Facebook users […]

Turn Off This Invasive Facebook App Feature

If you use the Facebook mobile app you may have noticed something odd lately. The ‘Suggested Friends’ area may be showing you faces that look vaguely familiar, but they’re actually just strangers you’ve passed by out in public.     According to CNET: Facebook is using your phone’s location to match you with fellow Facebook […]