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See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago

If you’re tired of the hell dimension that is present-day Twitter, internet renaissance man Andy Baio has the link for you: here’s what your Twitter feed would look like ten years ago today (if you followed all the people you follow now). Of course, you can only see tweets from people who were already on Twitter in…

Facebook Just Made Two-Factor Authentication Easier to Set Up  Facebook Just Made Two-Factor Authentication Easier to Set Up 

Facebook is making it easier to set up two-factor authentication on your account, and allowing those who want to use a third-party authenticator app instead of their phone number to receive their authentication code.

You Can Now Mute Your Annoying Instagram Friends  You Can Now Mute Your Annoying Instagram Friends 

We all have that one friend who’s insufferable on social media. If you’re tired of seeing your Instagram feed cluttered with annoying memes, gloating status updates, or endless selfies, the solution seems obvious: Unfollow them.

How to Find Stories and Messages in Snapchat's Latest Redesign How to Find Stories and Messages in Snapchat's Latest Redesign

Earlier this year, Snapchat rolled out a drastic redesign meant to make the confusing social network a little easier for newcomers to understand. But the new layout flopped, and now Snapchat is admitting defeat with a second redesign that undoes almost all of those changes.

Use Snapchat to Figure Out Who's Calling or Texting You  Use Snapchat to Figure Out Who's Calling or Texting You 

It’s easy to identify unknown numbers as the spam they probably are, but receiving a text message from what appears to be an actual person—one who isn’t in your phone contacts—can turn your lunch break into an episode of Sherlock.

What to Do If You're a Victim of Revenge Porn What to Do If You're a Victim of Revenge Porn

In 2010, Taylor got a phone call that would, at least temporarily, blow up her life. Someone had posted nude photos of her on a revenge porn website called IsAnyoneUp.com and sent her former employer the link. Her friend, who happened to be dating her ex-boss, called to let her know. “That was how it started, with a…

Fine-Tune Your Social Media Accounts When You're Searching for a Job Fine-Tune Your Social Media Accounts When You're Searching for a Job

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, the first thing you think to do might be to spruce up your LinkedIn page. While that’s always a good idea, a new study from the job search website Simply Hired suggests that there’s somewhere else you should tidy up first: Instagram.

Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook Stop Sharing Details From Your Personal History on Facebook

If the last few weeks of Facebook scandals have revealed anything, it’s that the social network already knows way too much about us. But in case you needed another reason to stop giving Facebook your personal info here’s a good one: it could get your online accounts hacked.

Here's the Data Facebook Can Learn From Your Selfies Here's the Data Facebook Can Learn From Your Selfies

Today the Wall Street Journal listed all the data Facebook can grab when you upload a photo, based on Facebook’s privacy and data collection policies. The list illustrates what we’ve said before: Facebook doesn’t need to spy on your through your microphone, because you already let it spy on everything else you do.

Clean Out a Crowded Twitter Feed With ManageFlitter Clean Out a Crowded Twitter Feed With ManageFlitter

If you’ve been on Twitter for too long, or gone on binges where you follow too many people at once, you can end up with a crowded, even toxic Twitter feed. In the twelve years I’ve spent on Twitter, I’ve ended up following an unwieldy crowd of over 3,700 accounts. I can’t make a big dent just by manually unfollowing…

Bulk Delete Apps and Website Logins on Facebook Bulk Delete Apps and Website Logins on Facebook

Most people use their Facebook accounts to log into websites and apps on a regular basis, but after the company’s recent privacy scandal, it’s clear that doing so can put your personal data at risk. To its credit, Facebook has made it possible to delete those logins for years, but it was always a tedious one-at-a-time…

Keep Facebook from Spying on You with Firefox's New Extension Keep Facebook from Spying on You with Firefox's New Extension

You can’t stop Facebook from tracking everything you do on the social network (unless you delete your account, of course), but there is a way to stop it from tracking where you go once you leave the company’s walled garden. All you need is Mozilla’s new Firefox browser extension: Facebook Container.

How to Back Up Your Photos and Data in Snapchat How to Back Up Your Photos and Data in Snapchat

It’s not quite #deleteFacebook, but there’s also a growing movement to wipe Snapchat from smartphones. The company’s poorly received redesign, combined with an offensive ad that recently appeared in the app, have pushed more people to abandon Snapchat entirely—including your favorite celebrities.

Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold

In its April issue, a writer at The Atlantic makes the argument that “retweets are trash.” Whereas once if you wanted to repeat something someone else had said on the platform you would have had to create a whole new tweet and add a “RT” in front of it, the addition of the retweet button has made it so people will…

How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

If you can’t bring yourself to delete your Facebook account entirely, you’re probably thinking about sharing a lot less private information on the site. The company actually makes it pretty easy to find out how much data it’s collected from you, but the results might be a little scary.

How to Clean up Your Privacy on Snapchat How to Clean up Your Privacy on Snapchat

Snapchat is rolling out a brand-new update that makes it even easier for your friends to find you on its “Snap Map.” Even though you have to opt in for your Bitmoji to appear on the map, this is a great time to review your Snapchat privacy settings (and wave goodbye to the Snap Map, if you aren’t interested).

How to Stop Seeing Awkward Tinder Dates on LinkedIn How to Stop Seeing Awkward Tinder Dates on LinkedIn

Something odd happened when I checked my LinkedIn profile the other day. In the “People You May Know” section, I noticed a vaguely familiar face—it was someone I had met through online dating. We had gone on maybe two dates nearly two years ago, yet there she was, being suggested to me by LinkedIn’s creepy algorithm.…

Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension  Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension 

Most connected people use services from at least one, if not most of the major tech companies. And while they generally make it easy for you to figure out what data you’re sharing with them and other third-party services, sometimes you need a big, red warning flag—like PlusPrivacy.

Don't Delete Facebook—Just Be Smarter on Facebook Don't Delete Facebook—Just Be Smarter on Facebook

Facebook is kind of a mess right now. And there are plenty of equally messy reaction pieces cajoling you, and everyone you know, to delete your account in a massive middle finger to the web’s prevailing social network. That’s the easy take and, honestly, we’ve experienced this mob response before. Did you…

How to Disable All Retweets on Twitter How to Disable All Retweets on Twitter

The Atlantic just made a great case for turning off retweets for everyone you follow on Twitter, but they don’t tell you how. So we built a tool to do it.

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