Facebook users to get reminders to check privacy settings

Created: 05/23/2014 9:07 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Have you seen the blue dinosaur? If you're a Facebook user and you have, it may be a sign you might need to check your privacy settings.

Facebook says the blue dino is a way to remind users who post public updates that what they send could be seen by a wider circle of people than just family and friends. Facebook is also making the default audience for new users' posts to "friends."

In the past, it had been set to public.

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