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Can Your Facebook Likes Give Away Your Identity?

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Many Facebook users worry about their personal identities being compromised on the social network through unfortunate photos or tagged posts. But a University of Cambridge study shows that it’s possible to gain information such as political affiliation and ethnicity just from seeing Facebook users’ likes. Social security firm Secure.me also published a top 10 list of the Facebook applications that require this information when users connect to them.

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Online Card For Sandy Hook Victims Now The Largest Petition Ever On Causes

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After a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, people all over Facebook offered support for the families, teachers, and everyone else affected by the tragedy. Through Causes, a social donation and awareness platform, an online card for those left in the wake now has nearly 2 million signatures — by far the record for a petition on that program. The petition has also been shared on Facebook more than 4 million times.

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10 Ways To Stalk A Facebook Profile For Holiday Gift Ideas

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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. Perhaps even more difficult to swallow is the subsequent holiday season and its accompanying pressures. With Black Friday starting ridiculously early this year, you better be ready to put down the pie and shop. The thought of trying to buy presents to please everyone is more than exhausting. How will you know what to buy? Consult Facebook.

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Facebook, Movember Teamed Up To Raise Millions For Men’s Health

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Causes tend to succeed when properly marketed on Facebook. The social network showed just how powerful the two forces are when combined, publishing a case study about Movember — a movement where men grow mustaches in November to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Last year, Movember used Facebook for the campaign, earning more than $14 million for the cause.

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Rainn Wilson Debunks Facebook Statuses, Helps Stop Malaria

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Pretty much everyone has been guilty at one time or another of posting a cheesy, inspirational Facebook status update. Rainn Wilson, known for playing Dwight Schrute on the U.S. version of popular television show “The Office,” wants to put a stop to the cheese. In a YouTube video, he counters happy-go-lucky Facebook status updates with cold, hard facts. He’s not doing it to be mean, but rather in an effort to stop malaria deaths in Africa, in a partnership with CollegeHumor.

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