CNET Update: Who gets the keys to your Facebook account?
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CNET Update: Who gets the keys to your Facebook account?

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Facebook offers a new security feature to help those locked out, Instagram turns on photo tagging, and Rovio hatches a new Angry Birds game.

-Who would you trust with the spare key to your Facebook account? I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. If you ever get locked out of your Facebook account, one of your best friends can help you get back in. Facebook has released a security feature called Trusted Contacts and it's another way for you to recover your password. You can assign three to five friends that you trust to give access to your account if you're having trouble logging in. If you're locked out, these special friends get a security code and they can send that code back to you as a key to get back in, but you need at least three of these keys for it to work. So, you better have some reliable friends. As the first units of Google Glass are released into the wild, we're starting to see apps built for it. One Glass developer has already released an app called Winky. It lets you wink to take a photo. So, the next time someone with Glass gives you the "how you doing wink," it could be to take your picture. And if someone is wearing Glass while having a sneeze attack, then, maybe, it will end up with lots of blurry photos of the floor. You can now tag a photo on Instagram just like on Facebook because, well, Instagram is owned by Facebook. The Instagram apps for Apple and Android devices have been updated to include photo tagging as well as the ability to browse photos of you and other people. If you're tagged in a photo, you get a notification. And from there, you could choose whether to publicly display the image on your own profile. Before this, the only way you would be alerted of a photo of you is if someone took the time to mention your user name in a caption. Google has added a new feature to its Google+ video chat Hangouts. Now, Hangouts can be a way to show someone what's on your desktop screen and have them take control of your computer from a far if you need tech help. The app requires permission of your friend or family member, and to use it, start a "Hangout," click "View More Apps" and then add the app called "Hangouts Remote Desktop." If you have a Nook e-reader, Barnes & Noble just launched a new type of eBook sale every weekend [unk]. Buy one bestselling eBook, get a second free, but you have to be in the brick-and-mortar store to buy the electronic books and you get a code to redeem it at phone. Strange? Yes. But if you got a store near you, I guess the deal is a deal. Here at CNET, we pride ourselves in keeping you abreast of our Angry Birds news. The latest game to hatch from the series is Angry Birds Friends. It was something you could play on Facebook, but now, it's flying into apps stores for Apple and Android devices. This free game has a social network twist. You can compete against your Facebook friends to see who is better at taking down those peeving piggies. That's your tech news update. You can find more details at CNET.com/update and always follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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