Articles tagged: Facebook

Should I Log In With Facebook?

Many sites make it easy to log in by using your Facebook or other account credentials. It’s easy — but is it safe?

How Do I Report A Fake Facebook Account?

Fake profiles abound on Facebook, unfortunately. I’ll show you how to report them.

Tip of the Day: Comments on Facebook are a Mess

Why Are My Facebook Friends Getting Friend Requests That Aren’t From Me?

This is a common situation that leads people to think their Facebook account has been hacked — but they’re wrong.

Your Social Media Posts Can All Disappear

Every time you use someone else’s service, you put yourself and your content in their hands… for better or worse.

Tip of the Day: DON’T Log in with Facebook

Tip of the Day: Set a Facebook Legacy Contact

Tip of the Day: You Don’t Always Need an Account

The Most Searched-for Term on the Internet

The most searched-for term on the internet tells us something about people’s understanding (or lack of understanding) about how browsers and the internet work.

Facebook Trusted Contacts is Going Away. Prepare Now.

Facebook is removing an account recovery feature, making this an important time to take stock of your own account security.

Why Does My Facebook Post Show as “Unavailable” to Some People?

Sharing posts you find on Facebook often results in an “unavailable” message. That’s Facebook respecting privacy settings.

How Do I Delete My Facebook Account Permanently?

Deleting your Facebook account requires some preparation, including understanding exactly what you’ll lose.

How I Avoid Social Media Algorithms

The goal of many social media companies is to keep you engaged as long as possible. You can avoid social media algorithms and take back (some) control.

Tip of the Day: Edit Your Facebook Comments

Don’t reply to yourself to make a correction — edit your Facebook comment instead!

Dialing Back Social Media

Facebook is holding you for ransom. Sign up for Confident Computing via email instead.

Tip of the Day: Facebook Recent Posts

Tip of the Day: Get Log-in Alerts from Facebook

How Do I Switch Back to the Old Facebook Layout?

Every time Facebook makes a change to its interface, many people want to go back to what was. I’ll discuss just how realistic that desire is.

Facebook Privacy Settings 2021

You can and should be aware of and control your Facebook privacy settings.

Tip of the Day: Don’t Rely on Facebook for Storage

Tip of the Day: Save a Facebook Image

Tip of the Day: Use Available Recovery Options

Tip of the Day: See Posts by Liked Pages First on Facebook

How Do I Recover My Hacked Facebook Account?

Unfortunately, Facebook account hacks are common. I’ll look at the process Facebook takes you through to recover a hacked Facebook account.

About that Facebook test…

Facebook did some testing. It’s made some people upset. What’s important to realize is that testing is ubiquitous on the web and happens in many different ways.

Would deleting Facebook help clear up a malware infection?

Deleting Facebook won’t help, so I’ll look at more general approaches to removing Potentially Unwanted Programs that are, effectively, malware.

Why is my picture showing up next to emails I send?

It’s really nothing to worry about; the recipient’s email program is likely grabbing information from your profile. There may be something you can do about it, if you care.

What is Facebook Fan Friday?

On most Friday afternoons I’ll make a post on the Ask Leo! Facebook page along the lines of: It’s Facebook Fan Friday! For the next hour or so I’ll do my best to respond to every question asked in a comment to this post. What’s got you scratching your head today? And for the next … Read more