How To Hide Farmville (and such) On Facebook

New Post: How to Block Applications Like Farmville Update: Mashable, The Day After: HOW TO: Block FarmVille on Facebook The NYT ran an article this week explaining how to manage your Facebook News feed. The author wrote:
Just move the mouse cursor to the end of the first line from an update from say, Mafia Wars, and click the Hide button that appears.
That's not exactly what you need to do. …continue reading →

Block Facebook Profile Pic Use

Cheryl Smith discovered, the hard way, that the Facebook privacy default for "Facebook ads" is it's ok to put my profile image in an ad for my friends to see. Huh?
Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user's friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends. These respect all privacy rules. You may opt out of appearing in your friends' Facebook Ads below.
Here's how to change that to "don't ever use my profile picture in a Facebook ad":
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