Control who sees your posts

Whenever you post something online, be it to Facebook or elsewhere, you should always be sure you know who can see it.

Sometimes, it's not clear who exactly can see what you've posted on Facebook. Lance Whitney explains the settings and how to manage who sees what on your Facebook account.

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Manage which ads you see

It's no secret that when you use Facebook, you are the product being sold. Your browsing history and Facebook activity help advertisers better target you, and Facebook makes a killing off of this ability.

With that in mind, you might want to take a look at how to control which ads you see.

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Block your ex, annoying app invites

After a bad breakup or twenty app invites in a single day, blocking a person (or app) may be a necessary step to help you stay sane.

Dan Graziano explains what it takes to block users and apps, keeping your Facebook feed clutter- and creeper-free.

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Five minutes or less

As we've already stated, keeping tabs on your Facebook account's security can be a full-time job. But it doesn't have to be.

We have a post that walks you through tuning up your Facebook security in just five minutes. Sorry, but we can't offer a free pizza if it takes longer.

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Lists are the best

Facebook likes to tinker with your News Feed, often hiding your most recent feed, ensuring you see only what the network curates on your behalf.

Thankfully, there's a dead simple workaround for the curation process so you can take control.

Read more about creating your own Facebook list to ensure you never miss a friend's updates again.

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You have a hidden inbox

When you're locking your Facebook account down, you might accidentally make it too secure. One such example is the second inbox Facebook gives every user.

Messages sent from users you don't know often end up here -- in some instances messages from people you do know will also end up here.

Rick Broida not only shows you where to find your 'Other' inbox, but he walks you through making sure messages get to the right place.

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More security details

Not to sound like a broken record, but keeping a Facebook account secure is hard work.

Dennis O'Reilly provides a comprehensive guide covering what you need to know about keeping your personal information safe.

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