Kara Swisher

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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik