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Viral Video: Huffington Post's Two-Minute Facebook Privacy Fix-It

The Huffington Post has done a video that Facebook probably should have churned out weeks ago: Easy-to-follow instructions on how to take back control of your privacy settings.

The huge social networking site has gotten into media hot water of late due to its aggressive push to suck up every known piece of salable data in the universe before Google (GOOG) does so.

Kind of like a giant digital vacuum cleaner gone berserk.

Thus, HuffPo to the rescue!

Titled “Facebook Privacy Settings: How To Fix Your Profile In 2 Minutes,” the post notes:

“To exert full control over your privacy on Facebook, you have to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options.”

To say nothing of the ongoing horror of being poked.

However you feel about Facebook’s privacy snafus, here’s the Huffington Post’s decent how-to video to help untangle the hairball:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald