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Facebook privacy snafu turns out to be false alarm, but maybe it's time for some housekeeping

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Sept. 26, 2012
On Monday, some Facebook users were alarmed about what they thought was yet another privacy SNAFU by the social network: private messages from 2009 were showing up on their Timelines as public wall posts.

It's hard to get rid of old Facebook posts, even if you know you're never going to look back on them and reminisce. It's also time-consuming, since you have to delete each post individually with the new Timeline format. To make the entire process easier, do it in chunks. Whenever you have an hour or two, fire up a Netflix movie and indiscriminately delete old posts.

 

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