Don’t believe that privacy hoax all over your Facebook feed

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Sound the alarms: Facebook is about to start charging a monthly fee to keep your data private! It’s all over your News Feed, so it must be true!

Just kidding. The social media giant, in truth, is doing nothing of the sort. But that hasn’t stopped everyone from sharing statuses that warn people to post a disclaimer about privacy, pay up, or do nothing — in which case, you should expect your personal data to become public.

If you’re a longtime Facebook member, you’ll remember several similar hoaxes in years past — and countless others have fallen for it. A note that began circulating over the past few days urged people to get ahead of a supposed “change” that would come on Monday by copying and pasting a declaration as their Facebook status that would protect their private content from being made public. Read more…

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