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Facebook finally makes it way easier to trash your old posts

Facebook is introducing a new tool to help users batch-delete old posts and shrink their digital footprint on the aging social network.

Called “Manage Activity,” the new feature lets users prune their posts in bulk, making it less of a headache to delete content aging badly or anything else unnecessary that’s built up from years of using the platform. The feature will be available to some users on the Facebook app today and will roll out more broadly in the next few weeks.

“Whether you’re entering the job market after college or moving on from an old relationship, we know things change in people’s lives, and we want to make it easy for you to curate your presence on Facebook to more accurately reflect who you are today,” Facebook wrote in the tool’s announcement.

Anyone who’d like to batch-delete or archive old content will be able search their entire trove of Facebook posts using filters for dates, people tagged, and content type (photo, video, text updates, et cetera). In a preview of the tool, it looked like a vastly more useful way to control aging content without having to manually scroll through years of old posts.

Users skittish about getting rid of content permanently can opt to archive their old posts rather than deleting them outright. Archived posts stick around in a kind of purgatory, remaining viewable to their creator, like the Stories archive feature on Instagram. Deleted posts will hang out for 30 days before being wiped and users can either restore them or manually delete them from there.

In the past, users were stuck either batch-deleting old posts manually or installing third-party browser add-ons, which are notoriously rife with malware.

While it’s actually fairly shocking Facebook didn’t already have this tool, the platform’s privacy controls have a history of being somewhat fussy and difficult to navigate. Facebook has made improvements—not all voluntary—to its user privacy controls in recent years, particularly as more users wake up to the concerns of sharing vast amounts of personal data online. Old content poses similar problems and can also be a goldmine for anyone looking to compromise an account, whether for harassment purposes, identity theft or whatever else.

As social networks age, old posts and tagged content builds up, like a kind of digital plaque. For privacy purposes, scraping that stuff off regularly and cleaning things up is a good idea. And while you can’t really truly pry any information you’ve given up online away from companies like Facebook, getting more control over personal data that’s already out there is probably the next best thing.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/02/how-to-delete-old-facebook-posts-manage-activity/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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YouTube Music now allows users to pre-save albums before they’re released

c0bf4390-a105-11ea-baf6-82b211eb2968YouTube Music’s latest feature allows users to view and pre-save unreleased albums, another new feature that brings the service closer to parity with other music-streaming options. Reddit users recently initially noticed the change, and Engadget conf…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/youtube-music-presave-albums-before-release-165223528.html
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How to PDF

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The Portable Document Format, or PDF, has been with us since 1993. It was created as a way of sharing page layouts—fonts, colors, and graphics—that would look the same on any computer system, no matter what software was installed or what operating system was running.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-pdf-1843732377
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Nield

How to Manage Windows Defender’s Notifications on Windows 10

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While protecting your PC, Windows Defender sends frequent notifications that can become bothersome over time. Here’s how to manage those notifications (or turn them off completely) in Windows 10.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/671237/how-to-manage-windows-defenders-notifications-on-windows-10/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

How to Make Your Zoom Call More Secure

zoom-security-featured-image.jpg Zoom has gotten a lot of press lately due to privacy and security concerns. If you are one of those who were affected by the Zoombombing issue, the following are are some ways you can make your Zoom call more secure. Related: Google Meet vs. Zoom vs. Skype: Is Google Meet Any Good? Register your users One way to dissuade hackers and make Zoom more secure is to require the participants to register for the meeting upon entering. They will need to make a password as well. To enable… Read more13589737.gif

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Avast Secure Browser Review

Avast-Browser-Review-Feature.jpg This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Avast. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. These days, there are plenty of browsers you can use to access the internet, but the top three see the vast majority of users. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Chrome, a stalwart Firefox user, or are trying out the brand new Microsoft Edge remix, you’ve probably tried and tested the competition. Did you know, however, that Avast now has its own browser? It’s called… Read more13582597.gif

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4 of the Best Android Dashcam Apps for 2020

Featured-Image-Best-Dashboard-Cams-Andro Android dashcam apps are gradually replacing real dashboard cameras in capturing videos and photos during journeys. With the latest sensors that can measure anything from G-forces, elevation, and coordinates, these apps offer all-around productive use of old Android devices. All you need is a charging cable and a car mount, and you’re ready to go! While there are many dashcam apps in Google Play marketplace, some are definitely more reliable in recording behind the wheel. The following top-quality apps are our recommendations for 2020. They leave nothing behind in capturing the best video moments while you’re driving. Related: Useful… Read more13579959.gif

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How to Change Your Twitch Username

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Everyone has made an embarrassing username in their lifetime that they’ve ended up regretting. Whether you have an awkward username from 5 years ago or simply misspelled something, here’s how you can go back and change it on Twitch.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/672357/how-to-change-your-twitch-username/
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How to Convert Google Slides to PowerPoint

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If someone sent you a presentation on Google Slides, but you’d rather work on it in Microsoft PowerPoint, you can easily convert it to a .pptx file in just a few simple steps. Here’s how it’s done.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/663556/how-to-convert-google-slides-to-powerpoint/
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