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Facebook's Graph Search announcement - should you be cynical, cautious or excited?

Facebook's "big announcement" turns out to be Graph Search.

Paul Ducklin looks at what it is, when you'll actually be able to use it, and what it means for privacy...

Facebook privacy control overhaul will remove ability to limit who can find us

Facebook Timeline privacy tool bites the dust

Facebook's most recent round of changes carry some good privacy tidings, including Privacy shortcuts from the main page drop-down menu, plus a new Request Removal tool for getting untagged (and telling the tagger why) in multiple photos.

But it's also a story of missed opportunities and privacy features being taken away.

Under pressure, Facebook disables facial recognition in Europe

Under pressure, Facebook disables facial recognition in EU

Facebook is dropping its controversial facial recognition feature, for European users at least, following a privacy backlash from users and regulators.

But it may not be long before it returns..

Facebook friend added a new photo of you? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Facebook friend added a new photo of you? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Be wary of opening unsolicited email attachments - a malicious Trojan horse has been spammed out posing as a Facebook notification that you are featured in a newly uploaded photograph.

Facebook is finally deleting your 'deleted' photos

Facebook is finally deleting your 'deleted' photos

It looks like the whole Facebook-not-deleting-your-photos-when-it-said-it-had saga might be coming to an end

Want to disable Facebook facial recognition? Read this

Facebook and Apple to help draft facial recognition rules

Facebook's facial recognition feature comes with a privacy health warning.

Read this if you don't want Facebook to suggest your name to Facebook friends when they upload a photo of you.

Facebook revamps privacy settings - but misses opportunity to do so much more

Facebook revamps privacy settings

Facebook has announced that it is rolling out what appears to be a major change to its privacy settings.

But at the same time, it has missed a massive opportunity to lead the way on privacy.

Bikini-clad women and photo tags aid Facebook scammers

Bikini-clad women and photo tags aid Facebook scammers

If you're a Facebook user, please repeat after me:

"Facebook doesn't let you track who is viewing your profile. Third-party Facebook apps aren't allowed to do it either, and if they claim to offer the ability they are banned from Facebook."

Facebook 'Girls Must Be Watch Out Of Her mind' photo-tagging scam - the lessons to learn

Facebook 'Girls Must Be Watch Out Of Her mind' photo-tagging scam - the lessons to learn

Now that Facebook has universally enabled its facial recognition service, photo-tagging has really taken off.

But photo-tagging also opens a whole new world of abuse by rogue applications: deliberately tagging you in images in which you don't appear.

Mac malware, Sony, LulzSec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Mac malware, Sony, Lulzsec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: Mac malware makes itself known, Sony woes continue, Lulzsec hacks, Facebook gets creepier, and Lockheed faces a challenge.

Facebook changes privacy settings for millions of users - facial recognition is enabled

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Do you want Facebook to know what you look like? Do you want Facebook to recommend to your friends that they should tag you in a photograph?

If not, it's time to change your privacy settings.

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Thousands of Facebook users are freaking out after apparently being tagged in photos of Olive Garden food.

Find out about the scam spreading across the social network.

Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Facebook users, both male and female, are finding that they have been tagged in a photo of a young woman dressed as a bunnygirl.

Scammers are exploiting Facebook's loosely-controlled photo tagging capability to get their messages in front of as many people as possible.

Should you need approval before posting and tagging a person's photo on Facebook?

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A mother loses custody of her child based on evidence of, among other things, Facebook photos showing her drinking. The problem was that she had received mental health advice that she abstain due to her medication regime. To make matters worse, she did not post the pictures or give consent for them to be broadcast for the world to see. Is this fair?