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4/20/2011
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Facebook Beefs Up Security Features, Adds Two-Factor Authentication

To address ongoing concerns about safe social networking, Facebook is rolling out additional security tools and resources, including two-factor authentication

Following up on its promise to enhance online safety at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in March, Facebook on Tuesday launched a revamped version of its Family Safety Center. In addition, it fortified its login security options and enhanced a recently introduced tool for community policing.

Facebook is rolling out a form of two-factor authentication. Facebook users can now select check boxes on their Settings/Account Security page to send an email and/or send a text message when a new computer or mobile device logs in to their account. Google recently introduced something similar, though it requires devices to be reauthenticated after 30 days.

The Family Safety Center provides information in the form of articles and videos to help parents and teens understand online safety and privacy. It also includes a section for teachers and a primer on how Facebook responds to lawful demands for information.

Read the full article here.

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