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Facebook Privacy: 3 Features You Can Use to Avoid Oversharing

When it comes to social media companies, remember: You aren't the customer. You're the product. Those firms are collecting all the data about their users they can, so they can sell businesses micro-targeted access to you. Want to avoid some of that? Start with these three steps.

7 Business Battles That Bruised Consumers in 2012

Companies get into fights all the time: in the courts, through their advertising, in contract negotiations with partners, and even with their own workers. To some extent, it's just business as usual -- but when those fights escalate, it's often consumers who feel the pain.

Zynga Scores in DefectionVille Again: CFO David Wehner Exits

Here's a free game idea for Zynga. It's called DefectionVille, and you're running a company while trying to stop its executives from leaving. Unfortunately for the social gaming giant, it's losing: The exec exodus continued Tuesday as Zynga CFO David Wehner left the company for Facebook.

Facebook Photo Bombs Instagram

Instagram accepted a roughly $1 billion buyout bid from Facebook earlier this year, shortly before the world's largest social networking website operator went public. It seemed like a great deal at the time, but Instagram's no longer a $1 billion company.

Read This Before You 'Unfriend' Facebook's Stock Again

"It's complicated" is the only relationship status that fits the rocky romance between Wall Street and Facebook. Shares of the social-networking giant took a hit on Friday after it failed to post blowout quarterly results. But are investors being unfair to Facebook?

Adobe Can't Photoshop Away Its Own Fading Prospects

Adobe is No. 1 when it comes to arming publishers with the tools to stand out in cyberspace. Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are everywhere. But there are big clouds on the horizon for the software company -- and one is the Cloud itself.

5 Companies Getting Burned By Facebook

Forget how Facebook is beating up its IPO investors: The social network is still giving many other publicly traded companies fits. And these five in particular are seeing their business models take a hit at Facebook's expense.

Photo-Sharing Site Path Is For Real Friends Only

Path is different from other photo-sharing sites not because of what it can do, but because of what it won't allow you to do -- namely, share photos with more than 50 people. Path lets users be themselves, share photos freely, and never worry about the images being seen by the wrong people.