Yesterday Facebook launched Facebook Places. Sounds great, it tells anyone where you are, even to the point of map location and street address. Anyone can find out where you are when you are logged in. It gives the actual address & map location of where you are as you use Facebook. Wait, hold on, that is the exact opposite of great, this is a very dangerous application. If your teenagers are using Face Book, protect your children, make sure they know about this new issue and assist them to disable the application. To turn this application off, click on the “Account” button in the top right hand corner, go to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Notifications”, then scroll down to “Places…” and UNCHECK the two boxes. Please pass this information on to anyone you know who lets their children use Facebook.
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