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Facebook is using a cartoon dinosaur to teach you about privacy

Facebook is using a cartoon dinosaur to teach you about privacy
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In the aftermath of Facebook's Messenger controversy, the latest update for everyone's favorite social network looks like a stab at honesty. It comes in the form of a cartoon dinosaur that Facebook hopes will teach you about Facebook's privacy features.

I've covered the subject of Facebook privacy time and time again, and the one thing that always stuck out to me was Facebook's "effort shield." It's a name that I made up when I noticed that a friend complaining about Facebook's autoplaying videos.

It's really easy to turn them off - I teach you the step-by-step in this tip - but you don't want to have to hunt around for an option when you're just browsing Facebook. Privacy features are a lot more important than autoplaying videos.

This is the first time that Facebook has ever added a mandatory tutorial about privacy. Some users will be receiving notifications directly from Facebook, but you can check out Facebook's privacy dinosaur today.

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