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Cloak maps your enemies and exes so you never run into them again

Want to avoid bumping into people you’re “friends” with on Instagram and Foursquare? There’s an app for that.

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Apple's new Sharing Selfies section signals impending apocalypse

Selfies are taking over the world. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Secret aims to be SXSW’s big breakout app

The anonymous social app has taken over Silicon Valley, but needs to prove its worth in Austin.

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Facebook's News Feed redesign is for real this time

After last year's false start, Facebook is rolling out a new look.

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Facebook’s small Paper update makes sharing simple

If you read a lot of articles on Paper, now you can share them privately.

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

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What the future holds for Messenger, Facebook’s other chat app

Facebook was showing Messenger a lot of love just weeks before buying WhatsApp. What gives?

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With WhatsApp buy, Facebook wants to become the only network you need

When you send a text, share a photo, or read the news, you’re on Facebook. Just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in.

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VSCO Cam gets social, but Instagram can keep the hearts and hashtags

An iOS update brings social features to popular photo-editing app VSCO Cam, but it's still all about the images.

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Chaatz wants to be the messaging app the world actually needs

A new social messaging service has greater ambitions than disappearing images and stickers.

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How to reclaim your email when LinkedIn’s Intro shuts down

LinkedIn is getting rid of its Intro strips for Mail in iOS, which could affect your email access if you don’t uninstall the service from your phone.

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Reverse phone look-up app Truecaller adds Yelp data to get Americans on board

Truecaller is a popular mobile directory overseas, but is adding more social features to appeal to grow its presence Stateside.

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Paper review: It's the best way to use Facebook

Facebook's new iOS app is the cornerstone of its mobile-first strategy and could replace its core app altogether.