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Facebook simplifies privacy, launches Places

The social network attempts to make privacy settings easier while also launching a Yelp-like guide. Meanwhile, Sony reveals PlayStation Vue and YouTube jumps into paid streaming with Music Key.

Facebook is making privacy settings easier to understand with its Privacy Basics guide. And it's a good time to get a grip on your privacy, considering Facebook also launched a Yelp-like service called Places. It shows you what friends -- and strangers -- have posted publicly about restaurants and other venues. Get the details in this CNET Update:

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Also in today's tech-news roundup:

  • Twitter will be adding new features in the coming months, including showing you tweets you missed while offline.
  • Sony is launching the first multi-channel television service that runs completely over the Internet. PlayStation Vue is rolling out now to some PlayStation owners, and it'll launch publicly next year.
  • YouTube is challenging Spotify with a new paid-streaming service called Music Key. The launch on Monday will be invite-only, but Google Play Music subscribers will be also be able to access Music Key.

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Facebook simplifies privacy, launches Places