Facebook Makes A Major Change To Its Privacy Policies

After years of complaints the social network changes the default privacy settings for new user posts from “Public” to “Friends Only.”

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Today, Facebook made an important change to its privacy settings by switching the default posting status from “Public” to “Friends only” for new users.

It’s a necessary change for Facebook, which admits to the New York Times that it became clear in an internal review of privacy settings “that many people were accidentally sharing their status updates with a far broader audience than they intended.” Since 2009 Facebook’s default privacy settings have been public for new users, causing information like photos, status updates, and even personal contacts like phone numbers to be shared with the world.

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On top of changing the defaults, Facebook will also begin to prompt all 1.28 billion of its users to perform a “Privacy Checkup” to show the apps they’ve given permissions to and who they’re sharing with. It’s a feature Facebook tested back in March to rave reviews and the changes seem to be part of a coordinated company effort to assuage user fears about personal data after a year in tech that has been dominated by walled-off and ephemeral messaging apps, massive security leaks, and reports of unchecked government surveillance.

While it’s a heartening sign that the company could be shifting to value its users’ trust over the shameless mining of their data, the move comes just weeks after Facebook sneakily changed its privacy policy after its acquisition of the fitness tracking app, Moves, to allow for the sharing of extremely personal user data with the social network. Only 11 days earlier, both companies assured users they would not “commingle” Moves data with Facebook.

To its credit though, the company does appear to be more cognizant than ever of its potentially invasive services. In the past two months, Facebook has made its newer, more invasive features like “Nearby Friends” and audio recognition for post tagging as opt-in services, making sure new or inexperienced users aren’t tricked into broadcasting their locations or sharing information without knowing.The social network also made privacy a primary focus at this year’s recent Facebook’s F8 conference where the company rolled out a review process for third-party apps as well as an anonymous third-party app login system to keep user data private.

Perhaps, more than anything else though, these settings are the latest sign of a more confident Facebook. For many, the decision to set default user statuses “Public” was a direct response to the threat of Twitter, where most tweets are, for better or worse, public and optimized for distribution. Five years and one IPO later, the company has found a reliable way to become wildly profitable and boast the largest current user base of any social network. After several high profile acquisitions, Zuckerberg has cemented his status as a tech mogul and, in response, the company has seemingly matured, changing its motto from “Move fast and break things” to the far less sexy, “Move fast with stable infrastructure.” Perhaps it’s an indicator that Facebook, like its CEO, has started to come of age.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/facebook-makes-a-huge-change-to-its-privacy-policies

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Here’s How To Work Out Your Arms In Three Minutes Flat

We teamed up with NYC trainer Anna Altman to create a series of at-home workouts that you can do in 180 seconds. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407693505); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3393592”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407693505); });

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3. Everyone can spare at least three minutes in their day.

With that in mind, we asked NYC fitness trainer Anna Altman to create a set of targeted three-minute workouts – first up: arms – for every level.

“A lot can be accomplished in three minutes,” said Altman. “You can get your heart rate up within the first 15 seconds. You can exhaust muscle groups within one minute. If you do at least one high-intensity, three-minute workout a week, you’ll likely see some strength gain. You’ll also help build lung capacity and endurance.”

Here's How To Work Out Your Arms In Three Minutes Flat

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5. Why only three minutes?

Some research suggests that quick, high-intensity workouts can produce many of the same physical benefits as workouts that are slow and steady. And those benefits often continue even after the workout is over.

“[After working out], your body continues to take in more oxygen that it would have if you hadn’t worked out, and this continues for several hours,” explained Altman. “If your body is taking in more oxygen, you’re burning more calories, and that can contribute to things like your metabolism rate.”

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Infographic by Chris Ritter / Workout by Anna Altman

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Infographic by Chris Ritter / Workout by Anna Altman

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Infographic by Chris Ritter / Workout by Anna Altman

12. What’s the best way to do these?

For maximum results, Altman recommends doing three, three-minute workouts consecutively: whether that’s going through beginner, intermediate, and advanced sets – or choosing one and cycling through it three times, with a 60-second break in between.

Ideally, she says, you’re pairing these with regular physical activity too: exercising for 30 minutes or more three times a week. But at the same time, it’s important not to get wrapped up in – or intimidated by – numbers and routines.

“Just get your butt off the couch,” says Altman. “As long as you’re moving, no amount of time is too small.”

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Anna Altman is a nationally certified personal trainer and fitness writer based in Manhattan, where she works for the New York Health and Racquet Club. She is the creator of the 7:7:5 competitive circuit training program for women. Find out more about Anna here and here.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/three-minute-workouts-for-your-arms

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Baby Daughter and Father Workout (Video)

A cute baby girl, Lilly Ann, and her father, Michael Stansbury do a fitness workout together. It’s beyond adorable! The Facebook version is already viral, but this one was spotted here. Read more: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2014/02/28/baby-daughter-and-father-workout-video/

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