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How can I prevent clickjacking attacks on Facebook?

What could I say to a less technically-savvy friend about how to prevent attacks and viruses from Facebook attacks? I have seen many of my friends accounts posting spam due to their accounts being ...
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How can I view a history of posts to my Facebook wall?

Is there a way to view a listing of old posts to my Facebook wall? I've been using Facebook for a number of years, and I have accumulated hundreds of postings on my wall. How long are those posts ...
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Can any web applications tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?

I have Facebook open in one tab, and I open YouTube in another. YouTube asks me if I want to sign in with my Facebook account. Can YouTube tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?
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Automatic Untagging in Facebook Photos Uploaded by a Specific Person

I maintain very tight privacy options on Facebook, and I want my Facebook experience to be friend-centric. Is there someway I can automatically untag myself from every photo someone (say a family ...
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Is there a way to see a list of pending friend requests on Facebook?

Is there a way to see a list of my pending friend requests on Facebook - that is, a list of people to whom I have sent a friend request, but who have not responded. I know that status is indicated ...
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Greasemonkey script to hide elements from the Facebook Newsfeed [closed]

Facebook puts some rubbish in my newsfeed, such as someone liking something or someone becoming a friend with someone random or comments on the status' of people who aren't your friend. Is there a ...
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Export Contacts from Facebook — The Painless Methods

Question Is there an relatively painless way to export contacts from Facebook? Background I'm helping my wife get contact info for her network. I've read the answer to this related question on ...
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Can I Share/Sync My Picasa Web Albums Automatically to My Facebook Account?

I use Picasa/Picasa Web to manage my photos. I would like photos I upload into Picasa web to show up automatically in my Facebook Photos section. Requirements: Fully Automatic: When I upload photos ...
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On Facebook can I control which friends appear in my news feed with Friend Lists?

Facebook's News Feed has always seemed rather arbitrary / random to me. I'd like to control which friends appear in the news feed. Is there a way I can do that using my various friend lists? ...
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Force an idle chat status in Facebook while still working in it and without going offline

One of my friends had asked me about how to keep chatting or working on Facebook and show idle status on Facebook, and I didn't find any way to force Facebook's chat to go idle. I know that in order ...
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View Facebook chat history

Can you view your previous chat history with a friend on Facebook?
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Blocking people on facebook without flagging them as spammers

I want to block a [former] friend from seeing me on facebook, but not flag them as a spammer - how do I do that? note - http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/696/how-can-i-know-if-one-of-my-...
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Reply to Facebook Message via Email

I know it is possible to receive your Facebook messages via email. I would like to reply by email, but Facebook doesn't allow me to do this and instead returns a delivery failure. Are there any ...
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How do I cancel a friend request on Facebook?

If I send a friend request to someone, and after quite some time they haven't accepted, how do I cancel the friend request?
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How do I delete friends on Facebook?

How can I permanently delete friends from my Facebook account?
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What Facebook information is shared when I visit a website and it has a Facebook friends block?

So if I go to a website (like www.groupon.com) I get a section of the webpage which tells me the names of some of my Facebook friends who "liked" this site and offers a button that has the Facebook "f"...
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Can I avoid the processing time when I upload a video to Facebook?

I uploaded a video file from my phone to Facebook about 9 hours ago, and it still hasn't shown up. How can I minimize the time it takes to process my video?
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How to get pictures to appear again when I post a link on Facebook?

When I post text on facebook with a link in it like this: text text text text http://someurl... It would always go to the site and give me a choice of pictures on that site to display with the ...
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Are there any tools for posting to Orkut and Facebook together? [closed]

I have accounts in both social networking sites Facebook and Orkut. The problem is that if I want to post I have to do it twice because the friends at both sites are mutually exclusive. I also use ...
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Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?

On Facebook, it's possible by default for someone's friends to tag him in a photo without his permission. Is there any way for a user to stop his friends from doing that, or to at least require his ...
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Facebook “friend list” members unable to post on wall

Prior to a lot of the privacy redesign changes that have been going on with Facebook, I had a specific set of friends grouped into a friend list. For this list, I restricted access so that these ...
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How can I make someone else an Admin on my Company's Facebook Page?

We currently have over 1,000 "fans" on Facebook. I'd like to make someone else an admin, but I don't want to have to go through all 1,000+ people to find the person I want to make an admin. Is ...
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Can I prevent one friend from posting on my profile in Facebook?

I have one person on my friend list that I would like to prevent from writing on my wall. Is there a way to do this in Facebook?
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Facebook: tagging things you're not “related” to

I know I can tag my friends and groups in Facebook status updates using the @-notation. In addition I would like to tag groups I don't belong to or pages I'm not a "fan" of, like Went to see @"Hot ...
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How to change the Facebook wall for access to anonymous user

In HuffingtonPost's Facebook Page account, the Wall tab shows all posts. But in my user Account, the wall tab does not show all post or tweets for anonymous. It only shows for a logged user (...
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How can I filter all my friends that are not grouped in any list, yet

I want all my friends to be nicely grouped in lists like "Family", "Work" etc. Is there a way to display only those friends not yet listed so that I can put them into lists as well?
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My Facebook Friends count is constantly changing

I tend to keep numbers in my head a lot, so if I see <X> friends today that's okay. But tomorrow or later tonight that number changes to <X-1> or <X+2>. This also happens a lot ...
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Search tips for Facebook

I'd like to do a search for video's that a friend posted, I've spent 15 minutes manually searching through their posts' and I still haven't found it. Can I filter out everything but video links? ...
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Tool to bulk remove Facebook status updates [closed]

Is there any tool/webapp out there that will let me bulk delete past status updates? The only solution I have found so far is going back manually and deleting them one by one.
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OpenID, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo login for Wordpress [closed]

I am looking for a way to allow users from different sites OpenID Gmail Facebook Yahoo AOL to login with their respective username/id. An example can be seen on this page Is there something like ...
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Windows Mobile Facebook app news feed shows all my friends

I have whittled down my news feed on Facebook to show me updates from the friends I really care about. When I view Facebook on my Windows mobile device, I get everybody. Apparently, I even get ...
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May I create a Facebook Page for a client?

A client has requested that I see about creating a Facebook page for her organization - a nonprofit. She does not use Facebook herself, though I do. I am not a member of the organization, if it ...
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Help Me Understand How Apps and Pages on Facebook Work and How to Use Them

I run a website that has a Facebook application in order to post status updates and other messages to our member's pages. We also want to use Facebook to post updates about the site and accumulate ...
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How do I join a new network on Facebook?

I'm accepted to a college, and I want to join its network. How do I do that?
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Linking Facebook's Like button to my Fan page

Facebook recently launched the new embeddable Like button. I previously setup a Facebook Fan Page for my site. Can I link the Like button to my fan page? The fan page is important to me because I'm ...
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Get Facebook to display my friends from a particular city

How do I get Facebook to show me just my friends from a particular city?
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What steps can I take to reduce the number of spam friend requests I get on Facebook?

Obvious spam users (ones with 0 friends and stock photos) tend to outweigh the number of legitimate friend requests on Facebook. How can one reduce the volume of spam users who friend you without ...
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Birthday notifications for a select group of friends on Facebook

I don't want to be notified about every friend's birthday on Facebook. There are only several birthdays that I want to be notified of. Is there any way to filter these messages somehow (e.g. by adding ...
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Who is looking at my Facebook profile or pictures?

Can a Facebook application or anyone track that information? Some applications advertise this feature. I'm not sure whether I can trust them.
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Facebook chat through im client?

Does FaceBook chat allow access through an IM client like GTalk does? Specifically is there a way I can access it from Pidgin/Finch?
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How long does Facebook keep data of a deleted account?

I deleted my Facebook account and it is past the 14 days period. I want to know if my data is completely erased from Facebook's servers or if it will be kept for time immemorial in their servers.
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Importing contacts to facebook from Google Apps account

I am using Google Apps for email on my domain. I have many contacts in that account whom I would like to invite to Facebook. Is there a way other than importing all those contacts to a Gmail account ...
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How to link to a friend in your facebook status update?

I want to say in my facebook status update that I heard so-and-so things from my friend "Chuck Turnbull". And I want the text of "Chuck Turnbull" to appear as a link to his profile. How do I do this?
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How can I fully and immediately unsubscribe from Facebook?

I know that there's a way to suspend the Facebook account and it should be removed after 2 weeks. However I would like to immediately and definitively remove my account, so that in their servers ...
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How do I delete or merge a Facebook account I no longer have email access to?

I set up a Facebook account with a school email address long ago, when only school email addresses were allowed. I graduated and no longer have that email address, nor access to it. I have also ...
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Is there any way to turn off friend suggestion on Facebook?

Imagine that I have two friends - Alice and Bob - and I want to prevent Alice from showing up in Bob's friend suggestions ("people you might know"). Can I do that?
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How can I filter my FaceBook news feed to a specific application?

For example, suppose I wanted to see all the recent news-feed entries for mafia wars. Is there a way to filter your feed down to a specific application? I can do this using the Facebook iPhone app ...
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Alternative to Facebook [closed]

I'm looking for an alternative social networking site to Facebook. Here's a list of preferred features: Friends list to connect with others Photo sharing integration with Flickr Video integration ...
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Are facebook friend suggestions reflexive?

If facebook suggests that I become friends with person A, does person A have a friend suggestion that is me?
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Text Only Facebook reader?

Is there a way I can read Facebook updates, see events, and view profiles in a text only sans JavaScript format? This is because I often surf from links, and Facebook is unusable in that tool.