Stories by Kristin Burnham

Facebook announces new Timeline apps at SXSW

Since making its Open Graph applications platform available two months ago, Facebook Timeline apps have grown in a big way: Today at the SXSW conference, the social networking company announced that nearly 3,000 Timeline apps are now available.

4 tips to control your Google privacy

Last week, Google rolled out its new privacy policy, condensing into one more than 60 former privacy policies across Google products, such as Gmail, GChat, Picassa, Google+ and YouTube.

4 Google social search tips for control and privacy

Google sparked controversy on Tuesday with the announcement of a major search update that includes content from its budding social network, the announcement posted on Google's blog, Google Fellow Amit Singhal says, "Search is still limited to a universe of webpages created publicly, mostly by people you've never met. Today, we're changing that by bringing your world, rich with people and information, into search."

Facebook timeline scams prey on wishful thinking

If you're not a fan of Facebook's new Timeline, you're not alone. In a <a href=""> poll</a> of more than 600 people, 87 percent responded that they dislike the new profile design.

Top 10 Stories of 2011 From

Whether you were looking for ways to be better at your job, seeking advice for making mobile devices safe and efficient within the enterprise or brushing up on Facebook privacy, helped you stay a step ahead of your colleagues in 2011.

Online privacy: How to block Google ads and adjust your settings

Sometimes the ads that appear in your Google search results or in Gmail are a bit of a mystery. That's why Google is now explaining how they work and rolling out two new features: one that gives you transparency into why the ads are appearing and one that lets you manage the ads that you see.

Facebook privacy: 11 settings to revisit now

With Facebook's constant stream of changes, keeping up with your privacy settings can be daunting. Here's a rundown of the newest features, what the changes mean to your privacy and how to update your settings.